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with Megan Hook

Yoga nidra, also known as "yogic sleep", is a guided meditation that induces a state of consciousness between sleeping and waking. It's a simplified version of an ancient tantric relaxation technique that combines mental imagery with the Shavasana pose in Yoga. The goal is to achieve a deep state of conscious awareness sleep, which is a deeper level of relaxation while still being aware.

In the of daily life, our minds are constantly racing. Whether it's during the day or in our dreams at night, we rarely give our minds the rest they truly need. Enter Yoga Nidra, a powerful practice that guides you into a state of deep relaxation and meditation, mimicking the rejuvenating effects of deep, dreamless sleep. A 45 minute Yoga Nidra session is said to be equivalent to 3-4 hours of sleep!

Image by Anton Shuvalov

Why Yoga Nidra?

1. Deep Rest for the Mind: Our minds are like computers with countless apps and windows open, constantly processing and never truly resting. Yoga Nidra helps close these mental windows one by one, allowing the mind to rest deeply.

2. Enhanced Mental Clarity: By systematically relaxing through Yoga Nidra, the mind becomes more focused, disciplined, and powerful. This clarity can enhance your ability to multitask and improve overall effectiveness.

3. Physical Rejuvenation: Remember, the body is an extension of the mind. When the mind gets the rest it needs, the body follows suit, rejuvenating and revitalizing itself.

How Does It Work?

Yoga Nidra guides you through stages of relaxation, mimicking the state of deep sleep without actually being asleep. This practice not only calms the mind but also brings profound relaxation to the body, promoting healing and restoration.

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