Blissful Yoga Nidra to Ease Stress and Set Intentions

Yoga Nidra
All Levels
Tue Oct 17
(UTC-05:00) New York
45 min

About this class

Yoga Nidra is a practice that allows deep healing, stress relief, and rest simply by relaxing in a comfortable position, usually resting on a yoga mat, and listening to a trained guide take you through the practice. You can't do it wrong!

Students get the benefits of a lengthy seated meditation with the ease of resting comfortably and just listening; nothing more is required. In fact, it's said every 10 minutes of yoga nida equals about an hour of deep sleep.

Science now backs up what the ancient yogis knew. Brain images show how quiet and restful the mind becomes during Yoga Nidra. The body naturally secretes anti-stress and anti-aging hormones like GABBA and melatonin during Yoga Nidra. Students report feeling more peaceful and better able to handle life's ups and downs, usually within just a few sessions. Students who have struggled to meditate find it much easier to attain a state of deep relaxation.

Yoga Nidra can help with pain management, body issues from aging or illness, and even end-of-life care. And Yoga Nidra provides connection to the subconscious and deeper unconscious part of the brain where healing, transformation,  intentions, and affirmations can be actualized and fulfilled.

Give it a try and see what transforms for you!

You will focus on

  • Getting comfortable and listening to guided cues to help you deepen into relaxation
  • Setting an intention for the practice and the week
  • Deepening your relaxation to experience peace and rest
  • Being gently guided back to your surroundings to move forward with your evening.

How to come prepared

  • Find a comfortable place where you can lay down or recline - think nap time.
  • Join about five minutes before class
  • Use props - pillows, blankets, etc. so you are supremely comfortable.
  • Know you can't do this practice wrong. Come with an open mind and simply experience. Each time you practice can feel different, depending on your energy, surroundings, ect. Be patient and stick with regular practice to experience more peace, healing and rest.