Yoga Nidra, yogic sleep, is a meditation technique that teaches you how to truly relax the mnd, body and ultimately the subconscious. It is a systematic method of guided relaxation that has a profound effect on the body, mind and emotions. During the practice, you lie down in a comfortable position and are asked to remain awake and relaxed. The instructor will guide you through various stages of deeper relaxation where you turn your awareness to the inner landscape, away from external experiences. We will use visualization, the senses, and pranayama to progressively move into a deep state of relaxation. We will begin with a gentle Yoga practice, then get comfortable in a supported relaxation. While in savasana we will go through a 45-minute Yoga Nidra practice. No previous yoga experience is required. DURING YOGA NIDRA During Yoga Nidra, you will enter the hypnagogic state between wakefulness and dreaming which we usually only spend a few minutes in daily as we are drift off to sleep at night. Here, the effect on the mind can be very powerful as the mind becomes more relaxed and more receptive. The practice can help us to increase our creativity, aid in memory retention, reduce stress, overcome past traumas, release our samskaras (mental impressions), and more fully embody our true nature. Rose Ridge Healing & Yoga offers periodic Yoga Nidra classes. Please check the Yoga Calendar for the schedule of upcoming classes.
Other conditions addressed by Yoga Nidra:
  • stress (the cause of most illness today)
  • anxiety and depression
  • insomnia
  • high blood pressure
  • addiction, aggression, ADD, ADHD, PTSD
  • digestive conditions
  • ulcers
  • heart disease
  • asthma
  • eczema
  • diabetes
  • chronic pain
  • multiple sclerosis
  • cancer
  • pre and post surgical conditions
  • heal specific parts of the body
  • geriatric psychological challenges
Yoga Nidra is proven to:
  • permanently lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • strengthen immune system
  • increase helper cells that defend against infectious disease
  • increase blood flow to the heart
  • balance the autonomic nervous system (brings one out of flight or fight)
  • relieve pain and reduce or eliminate the need for pain medication
  • balance and strengthen the endocrine system
  • revitalize and recharge vital energy
  • stabilize mind and emotions
  • enhance creativity
  • meditative and soothing
  • heart opening and cultivates self-compassion
  • activate our dormant healing energy to improve overall health and well-being