WELCOME & NAMASTE,
This is a yoga nidra style body scan to sooth the nerves. This yoga nidra includes a forest bath with a symphony of bird song to further enhance the state of deep relaxation in the central nervous system.
Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that helps with insomnia, anxiety, stress, adrenal fatigue, ptsd and so much more. This 30 minute scan takes you through the whole body, systematically relaxing every part of your being. If you'd like to learn more about yoga nidra you can also lookup integrative restoration or iRest which is the life's work of one of my teachers, Richard Miller.
In this 30 Minute Yoga Nidra, Ally Boothroyd will guide you through a relaxation and visualization for the element of earth (prithvi), the muladhara (root/base chakra), and vata dosha elevation (wind/air element elevation). A gentle forest visualization will calm, ground and balance vata, sooth anxiety, nourish the anna maya kosha (physical body) and invigorate muladhara chakra.
As described by sparklingyoga: Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep, a state of deep sleep while you remain conscious. It brings an amazing clarity of mind, calmness and stillness. It is one of the deepest forms of meditation leading to supreme quietness and insight. The depth of Yoga Nidra is far beyond just relaxation. During a Yoga Nidra session, you leave your waking state, go through the dreaming state and into deep sleep state, yet remain fully awake.
The word Nidra translates to 'sleep' and is a systematic method of relaxation, inducing physical, mental and emotional relaxation, while maintaining awareness at deeper levels.
There is really no "wrong" way to practice, close your eyes and allow yourself to be guided into deep relaxation.Yoga Nidra is a state of deep sleep while you remain conscious. During Yoga Nidra you can access many different states of consciousness. You might leave your waking state, go through the dreaming state and into deep sleep state, yet remain fully awake.
Scientific research has demonstrated that restorative power of just one hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to 4 hours of healthy sleep. This is why some people refer to yoga nidra as "bliss for your brain" or "divine sleep" and some translatations of yog nidra include "sleep of the yogi" and "yogic sleep" Tension and anxiety melt away with a profound experience of muscular, mental and emotional relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a state of receptivity and creativity, blissfully rejuvenating and restorative practice that will guide you into inner calm and a state of ease and relaxation.
I was a bit reluctant to take this training since I was doing something similar, but I have to say I am so glad I jumped in. I had a feeling that this was going to be more in-depth and more experiential and it definitely has been. My expectations for learning have been far exceeded. There is so much extremely relevant information and it is so well presented and sequenced in a very thoughtful way.