Feeling frazzled continually burning the candle at both ends?
Has meditation or yoga nidra been recommended by a medical professional?
Do you have insomnia or chronic pain?
Yoga nidra, an ancient practice developed thousands of years ago, can be a wonderful tool to address all the symptoms of a busy, modern life and can lead to a happier, healthier you.
What Is Yoga Nidra?
Nidra, meaning sleep, is a deep relaxation form of yoga, and a technique to awaken the connection between body, mind, and soul. The practice is like a deep sleep while you are still awake.
Here are some of the many benefits of a yoga nidra practice:
- Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
- Decreased insomnia and sleep disturbances
- Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain
- Increased energy levels
- More confidence and joy in your life
- Greater sense of peace and well-being
You Don’t Have to Do Yoga or Meditate to Do Yoga Nidra
It’s a deceptively simple practice. Because yoga nidra is most often taught lying down it’s appealing to people who might feel intimidated by yoga postures or traditional seated meditation. Its various elements, taken together and practiced regularly, make up a sophisticated set of mind-body tools that can help practitioners navigate some of life’s harshest moments. Yoga nidra can also be practiced as an accessible form of meditation for those seeking everyday well-being.
In a typical yoga nidra session, you start by developing an intention, Sankalpa, for your life and for the practice. Then you learn to focus your awareness on your breath, bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts. Throughout, you are encouraged to tap into an underlying sense of peace that is always present and to cultivate “witness consciousness,” observing and welcoming whatever is present without getting caught up in it.
I’ve been leading yoga nidra and meditation classes for over ten years and I’m continually surprised at how simple and profound they are. For a busy mind they might not be easy, but the fact that you landed on this page says that you’re willing to try something new, or re-establish an old habit, that will nourish your mind, body and spirit.
Join me each week in the privacy of your own home from anywhere in the world for a live yoga nidra or meditative call. All you need is a phone to call in and a willingness to find a quiet place for 30-45 minutes. The session intention will vary depending on the topic and focus of the week. Once you register you’ll get an email with the details of the call.
If you can’t make the call live don’t worry, you’ll receive a recording of the call to listen at a time that is convenient for you.
DECEMBER YOGA NIDRA / MEDITATION SESSIONS
“Amazing Grace – Gifts to Your Soul”
Sundays, 7-7:45pm Central (6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific, 8pm Atlantic)
Open your heart consciousness to the amazing grace of self-compassion, unconditional love, deep joy and complete release of what doesn’t serve you anymore. Cultivate your own soil as you plant the seeds of grace through meditation. Come home to your own precious being.
- Sunday, Dec. 4 Say Yes to Yourself. In Amy Weintraub’s guided relaxation experience you will be invited through visualization to remember and validate the ‘yeses’ in your life. To be reminded when you were seen, acknowledged, appreciated, and loved. Learn more at www.yogafor depression.com.
- Sunday, Dec. 11 Yoga Nidra Heart Opener. Our heart energy is infinitely larger and more powerful than our mental energy. After planting the seed of your sankalpa release any resistance and open your heart chakra through the process of yoga nidra.
- Sunday, Dec. 18 Laughter Meditation. Enjoy blissful surrender to your deepest self through the practice of intentional laughter. We laugh together knowing that in this moment all is well, and then spend time in silent meditation. Fill your own well with deep joy.
- Sunday, Dec. 25 One Command Activation. A simple yet profound technique to release your fears and allow your greater good to blossom in your life. Whether it’s family, finances, health or relationships, plant the seeds of grace and release lack from your DNA.