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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, or "yogic sleep" is described as a conscious sleep, during the practice of yoga nidra you may appear to be asleep but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness, therefore yoga nidra is often referred to as psychic sleep or deep relaxation with inner awareness. It's a powerful supportive and nurturing practice that takes you on a journey through the koshas (energetic sheaths) to bring about complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

You're guided to relax consciously and guides you starting with setting an intention for your life and for your practice, you then learn to focus your awareness on your breath, bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts, when other thoughts slip into you conscious mind you are encouraged to observe them, welcome them, and let them go without getting caught up in it.from awareness of the physical body to more subtle levels of presence, stillness and spaciousness and the deepest state of relaxation.

Once set up in a relaxed supported posture, you're guided through the practice which includes sankalpa-the acknowledgement of a resolve, intention or affirmation,  pratyahara-the withdrawal from our awareness of external stimuli and drawing our senses inward to awareness of the breath and bodily sensations, guided relaxation of parts of the body, letting go of effort, visualisation, resting awareness, surrender, welcoming ourselves back, sankalpa smirti (remembering our sankalpa), freewriting or journaling to process the experience, offering gratitude for the practice and love for yourself.
A recent study suggested that yoga nidra can be a useful tool in reducing both cognitive and physiological symptoms of anxiety.

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