Yoga Nidra is the ancient art of relaxing the mind and the body.
As humans we store every memory or event within us. In yoga postures, conscious breathing and especially in Yoga Nidra, we are able to release these restrictions from within us; restrictions which ultimately create deep, ingrained ways of being, or characteristics that do not serve us in the way we act out and relate to the world around us. The ultimate state of healing the body and being comes through meditation, or Yoga Nidra at the resting level of Theta brain wave activity:
- Provides deep relaxation and restoration – exerting little, or no effort the body is able to instead replenish its energy stores, whilst encouraging opening and healing of the body/mind.
- Relieves the body of high stress levels – we are able to balance the acidic stress-related imbalances of the body by deeply relaxing into the para-sympathetic nervous system which governs the automatic (uncontrolled) responses of the body, such as the digestive and reproductive system, the heart and lungs.
- Blood pressure – is also lowered during this relaxation technique and one gains the equivalent of 4 hours deep sleep.
- Promotes inner communication – with yourself, or your child and Assists in releasing any impressions associated with the fear (including fear of birthing).