Mar 16, 2021

How Can Yoga Nidra Help Me Heal?

Scott Moore, BA, E-RYT 500, RYS, YACEP, Author of Practical Yoga Nidra
What You'll Learn
What exactly is Yoga Nidra?What happens in a session? Can it really help me heal?

The power of yoga and meditation is their adaptability to help you thrive in your current life-circumstances. It's all about developing a satisfying practice that improves your full-spectrum wellness—body, mind, and spirit.

What exactly is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a deep form of self-discovery, like meditation, where you experience your utmost nature of being. Whether you experience it through a Yoga Nidra training, course, online or in-person class, Yoga Nidra is a very relaxing way of attuning your awareness to all things. Indeed it is the practice of experiencing yourself as Awareness itself.

Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that has helped people for thousands of years (including Gandhi) experience their True Nature. It is a highly effective method sourcing the untold power within you. Yoga Nidra is experiencing the TRUEST form of YOURSELF. Most poignantly, Yoga Nidra is about connecting to Source and therefore your ultimate power.

What happens in a session?

In a typical Yoga Nidra session, the facilitator will lead the class in some breathing and simple stretches to prepare for meditation. Then, the participants take a comfortable pose, typically lying down, and close their eyes and follow the guided instructions of the facilitator. Anyone can practice Yoga Nidra anywhere while doing anything; however, in Hope Recovery and Healing classes, we will practice by lying down and listening to me  guide you through the experience in a live, online session.

Some participants like to cover their eyes, have a pillow, or have a blanket over them. You're not likely to get sweaty, elevate your heart rate, or burn a lot of calories. This practice takes you to a deep meditative state - you may even fall asleep.

Live, online Yoga Nidra sessions can be deeply relaxing.

Can it really help me heal?

Through Yoga Nidra you access the truest form of yourself. You are connecting to your purest power of being. You will access levels of yourself that are not bound by self-limiting beliefs. Healing comes as you recognize your place in the universe and your eternal inner wisdom, as you experience compassion and understanding, and as you connect the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yourself.

Through practicing Yoga Nidra, you will:

  • Recognize and source your power
  • Recognize and eliminate self-limiting beliefs
  • Experience profound relaxation
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Heal from physical, emotional, or mental trauma
  • Grow spiritually as you understand yourself and your place in the Universe
  • Understand your innate gifts for this world and how to share them with the world
  • Connect with and become conscious of your deep inner-wisdom
  • Become mentally sharper and more focused
  • Become more tolerant and compassionate for those around you
  • Become more tolerated by those around you!
  • Become a better family member, better at your job, and better community member

If you liked this article, you might also like this one on how yoga helps us self-regulate and heal from trauma and addiction.

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Scott Moore

Scott Moore is a senior teacher of yoga and mindfulness in the US. He’s taught classes, trainings and workshops in New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and L.A., as well as in Europe and Asia.

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