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Yoga Nidra

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15 minutes of productive, targeted relaxation

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation, a method of Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) that allows you to scan the body and tap into a state of relaxed consciousness as the mind settles in a place between wakefulness and sleep.

It is also impossible to do wrong.

Our Sympathetic nervous system is continuously switched on as we bounce from one stressor to the next.

This practice involves a progressive rotation of your awareness as you scan through different parts of your body. As you do this you will likely experience a sense of physical, emotional, and mental relaxation.

Yoga Nidra relaxes the mind at the same time as relaxing the body. Through regular practice of Yoga Nidra, we can counteract the effect of stress and hyperactivity in the frontal cortex by accessing different parts of the brain that help us regulate awareness. Thus, supporting a harmonious, restorative state and greater balance between the different layers of the body and mind (referred to as the Koshas in Yoga Philosophy)

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