What is Yoga Nidra?

We now offer the Integrative Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra, also called Yogic Sleep, is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique that allows the mind and body to rest and relax into stillness.

Participants are either seated in chairs or lay on the floor (in shavasana), using blankets and props for added comfort and support.

Next participants are guided through a series of “[…] breath, body and awareness techniques designed to help [participants] move into progressive states of relaxation […]” (Desai 2017).

Science has found that Nidra improves sleep, assists in pain management, smoking cessation and reduces stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, lowers blood pressure and more. It is said that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra equals 3 hours of deep sleep.

If done in the afternoon, Nidra can boost your energy, or if done in the late evening/ night it can help you wind down for a deep nights rest.

References

Desai, K. (2017) Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep. XII.