“Awareness shines through every experience” – Rupert Spira
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, ‘active rest’ or ‘effortless relaxation’, is a guided meditation where the participant is lying down (or seated) and led by the teacher’s voice. It’s designed to bring our attention inwards and put our bodies in a state of equilibrium, between wakefulness and sleep. When we do this, unconscious and conscious aspects of the mind reveal themselves and we are taken into a state of harmony where we can begin to heal and be restored with a sense of curiosity, friendliness and non-judgment.
When we revisit this practice frequently, we begin to experience our interconnected wholeness (both within ourselves and the world around us) and to reconnect with our true, unified nature; that is, welcoming, open, free from judgment, limitations and conditioning.
Who is Yoga Nidra for?
Despite the common misconceptions that yoga and meditation are too hard or too airy-fairy, our experience is that absolutely anyone can practice Yoga Nidra. In fact, it’s the perfect introduction to meditation as it’s so easily accessible, and offers something to those who are curious about meditation, know a bit about it or have found it overwhelming in the past, a simple place to begin with our support and guidance.
Yoga Nidra has immeasurable value for those suffering from sleep deprivation, fatigue trauma, anxiety or depression (to any degree). It is particularly appealing for those of us who struggle to ‘let go’.
Over the past 10 years, Bettina has seen first hand the profound effect that this humble yet powerful practice has had on countless people—with many being pleasantly surprised with its impact. Paradoxically, Yoga Nidra is the experience of accepting things as they are, where nothing needs to happen or to be fixed. What we find is that in this space, through deep heartfelt listening (a common thread throughout our offerings at Touched by Yoga), so many perceived problems of the body-mind that we all experience in our day-to-day lives, find harmony and resolution.
Yoga Nidra can serve as a pathway to freedom without creating bodily stress; it offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions. During yoga nidra you are able to come face to face with an emotion without diving into it completely. Over time you continue to experience the emotion and associated feelings, moving deeper into the practice.
Practiced with consistency and awareness, you may likely discover that you can find a good amount of peace in a short period of time.
Working one on one with Tina can introduce you to different ways to explore who you are, how you experience yourself (physicallicaly, mentally and emotionally) and how you experience life. This work will help you to go deeper, to build a relationship with yourself, to take ownership of your own wellbeing and trust in your own experience like never before. You may come to this work for all sorts of reasons, be it, trauma, disconnection, disconnect, heartbreak, a feeling of ‘stuckness’, anxiety, pain or something less easy to describe. Sometimes, you don’t know what you need until you turn up and see where you go.
Tina is renowned for holding space, offering gentle direction and helping her clients to welcome themselves and their entire human experience to the journey. Whether you wish to use Yoga Nidra as an opportunity to experience profound relaxation or as a window into yourself, we invite you to experience it with us.
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Tired, fatigued, burnt out or simply exhausted? 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent of 3 hours of deep sleep!