Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep but is in fact a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body and mind are fully relaxed and which is conducive to emotional and physical healing. It works by following a guided relaxation and is an effective tool for deep rest and connection. Yoga Nidra can help to improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, help us to centre ourselves and find the truths hidden within our hearts. Before practicing yoga nidra, you may wish to prepare your body for stillness with some gentle practices such as Hatha Yoga, yin yoga or restorative yoga. We also recommend you to try meditation and breath work.
Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Earth
This yoga nidra takes us on a journey of deep grounding and centring. It is a really beautiful yoga nidra to take if there are feelings of overwhelm or anxiety. It guides us into a place of quiet steadiness, to come away feeling centred, soothed and ready for life's challenges.
Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Fire
This yoga nidra stokes our fire within. It takes us on a journey to empowerment and invites us to stand in our power. If you have never practiced Yoga Nidra before you are in for a treat! It is an ancient practice known as Yogic Sleep. It takes place laying down so is accessible to all levels. The teacher then takes you on a guided journey with their voice. It leads you into a deep state of bodily relaxation, then moves onto quiet the mind and open the heart. This practice is truly powerful and deeply healing.
Yoga Nidra for Relaxation
Yoga Nidra is a 'yogic sleep', but the aim is not to fall asleep! This is a rewarding relaxation practice which will help melt tension in your body and mind by rotating your consciousness and awareness. You may want a bolster under your knees, a blanket under your head and an eye pillow, or you can simply lay in savasansa. Find what is most comfortable for you.
Yoga Nidra: Welcome Home to Yourself
A yoga nidra to welcome you home to yourself just as you are, right now. Especially curated for those in their menopause journey, but equally suitable to all. Settle down and get comfy ready to do absolutely nothing at all! This practice invites you to simply to take a pause to be. This is your time and space to pause and rest. You just need a place where you can lay down comfortably, maybe with some pillows and your favourite blanket.
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra
A really relaxing yoga class of gentle movements followed by yoga nidra. This class doesn't need a yoga mat and can be done in limited space or even in bed. Start with seated joint mobility, restorative forward folds and hip openers, all preparing your mind and body for total relaxation through the practice of yoga nidra. A great practice for when you are feeling tired, in need of a 'yogic power nap' or to prepare you for bedtime. Options for using bolsters to support are used, but you can use pillows or cushions as well. This is a pregnancy yoga class, specially created for mums-to-be to be able to find time to relax, but you may also want to try this is you're not pregnant for deep relaxation.
Yoga Nidra To Cool & Relax
Experience the sleep of the yogis with this beautifully relaxing yoga nidra. This yoga nidra is specifically created for women undergoing perimenopause or menopause but it can be enjoyed by everybody who would like space for a beautifully calm and relaxing yogic sleep. This yoga nidra is best served with the legs raised on a chair or sofa, and you may need blankets and cushions to get really comfortable. Don't forget to prioritise your comfort during these beautiful yoga nidras. Yoga nidra starts at 3.23 so after you have heard the introduction to how to get comfortable, you may wish to start your practice then.
Honour Your Cycle: Winter
A beautiful yoga nidra (yogic sleep) for menstruation, especially designed to ease flow, ease pain and feel nourished and supported. Uma uses the sound of Tibetan singing bowls to help us to drop into a deep, nourishing relaxation. The first 6 minutes 40 talks through setting up for yoga nidra, how to create a comfortable yoga nidra so that you feel held and supported. You may wish to start at 6.40 if you'd like to get straight into your yoga nidra after you've set up. You may enjoy a hot water bottle for this class. We recommend a scarf to wrap around the waist and a blanket to keep warm and you will need to set yourself up next to your sofa or a chair, so that your knees are resting up, and your ankles higher than your knees.
Honour Your Cycle: Spring
Honour completion of your bleed cycle and take time to savour the spring moment, when your energy returns, but you want to honour, not depleat your energy reserves. It's easy at this time to feel energised but this can depleat us. This nourishing, gentle yoga class focuses on breathing, mudra and gentle movements from heart to womb, letting the body soak up the benefits and class ends with a long relaxation, short yoga nidra. You will need pillows or cushions to sit on and a bolster and blankets for a long relaxation.
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