There’s something that happens when our entire world changes…have you felt it?
We lose sleep.
We lose sleep over what might happen.
We lose sleep over what’s not happened yet.
We lose sleep over what WON’T happen…
We lose sleep.
And as a collective, we begin to run on empty.
Do you resonate with this?
Every night you land on your pillow with worry on your heart and questions in your mind.
You wonder what you can do to help….
What you shouldn’t do to contribute…
What you could be doing differently…
You struggle to know if you’re doing the right thing, and you beat yourself up for doing the “wrong” thing.
And again, you don’t sleep.
But what the world needs right now are humans who are willing, ready and ABLE…
And what I know to be true about being human, is that you are not ABLE if you are not rested.
Yoga Nidra is a beautiful tool to prepare you for what’s ahead by bringing you to peace in this moment.
It’s the deepest form of rest your body can access, and it’s available to you in any moment. And the best part?
You don’t even actually have to “fall asleep!” – although you might 😉
Give your body the gift of rest, and your heart the gift of peace
Join me in my monthly YOGA NIDRA series to find deep rest and rejuvenation in a time of anything but.
Your body will thank you.
Classes run every Sunday at 9 pm MST. Recordings made available within 48 hours for your continued listening.
With love and readiness, Jenny x
ABOUT YOGA NIDRA
Yoga Nidra is a revolutionary way to cut out the resistance and mental chatter you experience when you sit down for meditation. Get acquainted with this and you’ll see how altering your brain-waves can instantly transport you into a magical state of deep relaxation.
Yoga Nidra releases built-up tension, stress, and anxiety, providing a perfect self development tool for the often fast-paced life of the modern world. And did I mention you are laying down in a position of comfort through the practice!!!!
Each time you practice yoga nidra meditation, you’re stilling the waves of the mind through conscious entry into the sleep state.
You start with sensing the body and breathing in specific ways in order to trigger the relaxation response. The relaxation response balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and balances the left and right brain.
In the process, your brain shifts from beta, an awakened state with lots of brain activity, to alpha, a more relaxed state. In alpha, the mood-regulating hormone serotonin gets released, and this calms you down. People who spend little time in an alpha brain-wave state have more anxiety than those who spend more time in alpha.
Think of a car: if you want to stop and turn off the engine, you first need to downshift. Shifting your brain into an alpha state starts its process of “powering down,” or coming into a rest state with slower, restorative brain- wave activity.
As a bonus, in yoga Nidra meditation, you are often asked to bring your attention to the space between your eyebrows—a spot known as the third eye. Behind this spot lies the pineal gland, and this gland is stimulated when you bring your attention there. Studies confirm that the pineal-gland hormone, melatonin, is a powerful agent for reducing stress, inducing more restful sleep, and boosting the immune system, which helps prevent illness, promote healing, and slow premature aging.