Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a highly effective evidence-based yoga therapy technique. The entire practice is done lying down and is similar to a guided meditation. Yoga nidra activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of your nervous system that controls rest and digestion), allowing the practitioner to enter a state of ultimate calm. Through yoga nidra, one can access a realm of consciousness that exists between waking and sleeping, combining an alert awareness of the mind with total relaxation of the body. Yoga nidra has been proved to help manage anxiety, stress, immune function, blood pressure, and cortisol levels and induce restful sleep. It is a practice where science and spirit meet.
In this workshop, we will begin with a discussion about what yoga nidra is and an overview of its therapeutic properties, continue with an 8-stage yoga nidra practice, and conclude the session with a discussion about how the practice landed in our individual bodies.
Recommended Props: Blanket, bolster, eye pillow/eye mask, and thin pillow. Whatever you normally use for a long Savasana.
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Nya Patrinos, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500, YACEP, is trained in a combination of East and West. She has a Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy from The Ghosh College of India in Calcutta and an 800-hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Integrative Yoga Therapy in Massachusetts. She is certified in Satyananda Yoga Nidra from the Yoga Academy of North America.