What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation practice originating in India about 3000 years ago.

Beneficial to all, no yoga posture background needed.

Helps with stress or trauma conditions. Enjoyed by all who desire a deep meditative rest.

Yoga Nidra is provided as simple, easy to follow guided instructions and is usually done in a comfortable reclining position. It is well suited for people with PTSD or stress symptoms because of the continuous verbal instructions which keep attention focused and re-focused on specific body sensations, breathing, emotions, beliefs and images.

How does Yoga Nidra meditation work?

Rather than sitting with an erect spine and no support, you have the option of practicing in any comfortable position. Practicing meditation while you are physically comfortable and supported makes it accessible for anyone in a wide range of health conditions and injuries. Once you are arranged in your comfortable position, the instructor (or recording) begins offering suggestions about where and how to use your attention. For example, imagining yourself in a place that feels safe, comfortable and where you are at ease. Another example would be systematically scanning the entire body, part by part, by noticing the physical sensations that are present for you. The instructions are simple, they focus primarily on your felt experiences in the body. It is easy and accessible for nearly everyone, even those that thought they could never meditate.

Yoga Nidra Meditation is simple, easy and convenient.
You don’t have to meditate for 20 years to experience the benefits immediately.
You don’t have to sit still and quiet the mind.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra meditation practice:

Research indicates many physical and psychological benefits of iRest practice, including:

Enhances ability to act effectively under high degrees of stress.
Increases concentration
Alleviates symptoms of many psychological & physical conditions including anxiety, panic, depression, and chronic pain
Decreases negative mood and perceived stress
Improves social functioning
Decreases chronic care visits to health care centers
Enhances self-efficacy, including recognition of the value of self-care to improve health and well-being


improves the quality of your sleep and the amount of your sleep
reduces your chronic pain suffering
soothes your autonomic nervous system


enhances your mental focus and attention span
improves your creativity and whole brain functioning


gives you more ease and peace of mind in daily life
helps create new neural pathways in your brain leading to healthy habits & routines
Yoga Nidra meditation is a deeply profound experience of physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

Regular practice of meditation like Yoga Nidra can help restore and maintain your vital life energy, prevent disease and even improve your mood. You will find that you will respond to stressful situations in your life with more calm and ease.

Is Yoga Nidra meditation for me?

If you currently suffer from a condition such as:

chronic pain
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
You may find that with regular practice your symptoms will decrease and you will have a greater sense of ease in your life.

Whether you are an experienced meditator or a novice, Yoga Nidra meditation is very easy and you can enjoy the benefits after one session.
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