A Holiday gift! Yoga Nidra, Peace and Joy

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - Posted by Jess at 6:08 PM
Happy Holidays friends!

I hope that you all are enjoying this holiday season and are finding health and joy. Even though it is a season inspired by giving, peace and joy, sometimes it may not feel that way. There are alot of factors that could cause stress. Money, expectations, family, over commitment, _____ (insert your own reason!)  It can be hard to really experience the joy of it all.

Yoga Nidra is a wonderful way to discover that peace! Yoga Nidra is translated as Yogic sleep. It is not really sleep but deep relaxation. It is that beautiful space between wakefulness and sleep. (hypnogogic state) In this state you are at the deepest point of relaxation that you can be in. Your body is still and relaxed but your mind is still alert. You are able to set an intention for yourself during this practice that effects the sub conscious. This can be helpful in changing deep seated trauma or negative ideas that we have about ourselves or others. (when practiced consistently) Creating change on the inside and outside. You also are guided into a visualization to help bring you deeper into meditation and peace. Coming out the other side with new insights and a feeling of tranquility.

So I hope that you enjoy this practice and it inspires love and joy in you, and that you can share it with others!

Much love and blessings to you and your families this season and coming New Year!

Namaste'

Jess

Props- yoga mat, 2-3 blankets, eye pillow or wash cloth for eye pillow, bolster or pillow

Turn off your phone, tv, music, go to the restroom.  Lie down on your back on the the floor or bed (if you wont fall asleep) in shavasana(corpse pose)

You can put a blanket on top of your yoga mat, blanket for a pillow, bolster or pillow under knees if you have low back pain,  cover yourself with a blanket, and put eye pillow over your eyes. Make sure you are completely comfortable before you begin!

Yoga Nidra Peace and Joy