I’m passionate about the practice of yoga nidra since I’ve greatly benefitted from this systematic technique of deep relaxation and tool for self-awareness, I hope you benefit from my yoga nidra recordings, See here for info on my yoga nidra teacher trainings.
Enjoy this complimentary five minute yoga nidra practice audio track. Even five minutes of deep relaxation can be an effective healing and energizing tool. Purchase ten and twenty minute yoga nidra practices here for only $3.99 and $5.99. Buy my complete yoga nidra set that includes a five minute, a ten minute and a twenty minute practice for only $9.99 here.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga nidra is referred to as “yogic sleep”, “dynamic sleep” or “psychic sleep” where you learn to relax consciously. In yoga nidra, the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed and one appears to be sleeping. In the state of yoga nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga nidra is a very deep form of relaxation and has been found to reduce tension, anxiety and headaches and is used to help soldiers with PTSD.
The process of yoga nidra is truly accesible for anyone who can lie comfortably on the floor. To practice yoga nidra, you will lie on the floor and are welcome to use supportive props to make the body as relaxed and comfortable as possible. A cushion under the head, a bolster under the knees to release the lower back, or a blanket over the body can greatly enhance the yoga nidra experience by facilitating effortlessly relaxation.
In yoga nidra, practitioners are safely guided through relaxing breath work and visualization by spoken word. Then, they are safely brought back to the conscious state. In this yoga nidra class, we will also work on setting a sankalpa, or focused resolution.
The deeply relaxed state yoga nidra cultivates is an excellent place to seed an intention, a sankalpa. The sankalpa is a short mental statement which is impressed on the subconscious mind when it is receptive and sensitive to autosuggestion during yoga nidra. Your sankalpa is a goal you want to fulfill in the next six to eighteen months and should be a goal to help you fulfill your dharma, your purpose in life. The most effective sankalpa is made when you are not intellectually active, but when your mind is calm and quiet.
Learn to Teach Conscious Relaxation: The Art of Yoga Nidra with Mia Park
See here for my yoga nidra teacher training courses. I’m passionate about teaching others how to facilitate a yoga nidra practice. Here’s my yoga nidra and yoga teaching bio:
Mia Park has studied the art of yoga nidra with many teachers, including iRest with Richard Miller, Total Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, the Himalayan tradition with Rolf Solvik, and Satyananda Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker and Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati. She has led several yoga nidra teacher trainings since 2014 and continues to grow as a yoga nidra practitioner and teacher. Mia has over 1500 hours of training in traditions that include doaist taiji, tantra yoga, yoga therapy, trauma informed yoga, yoga for children and seniors, meditation, alignment, and more. She is an E-RYT 500, 200 CYT, a Domestic Violence Advocate, certified Rest and Renew restorative yoga teacher, and Certified Integrated Ayurvedic Practitioner and Advanced Yoga Teacher. Mia is currently in a four year, IAYT Yoga Therapy program in the Viniyoga tradition with Gary Kraftsow. She volunteer teaches prenatal yoga in Cook County Jail and to domestic violence survivors.