Yoga Nidra › Uma Dinsmore Tuli
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 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.
Yoga Nidra for Fertility & First Trimester
A Yoga Nidra class which is great for improving fertility and for nurturing the body, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. The Yoga Nidra is a form of awareness, in this class awareness is brought the body, nourishing and nurturing. This is a wonderful, very powerful and healing practice. Absolutely essential to all who wish to look after their menstrual health and their baby during pregnancy. You will need cushions and blankets to support yourself during the practice.
Pre-menstrual Yoga Nidra
This yoga nidra is a fantastic practice to give your body permission for deep release and nurture. This practice is highly recommended before your period, but it's a great releasing practice for any time of the month. You will need to have your legs supported by a chair, sofa or bolsters.