Sep 19

This 15 minute Yoga Nidra Relaxation Full Body Scan is like a massage for 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 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 look up integrative restoration or iRest which is the life's work of one of my teachers, Richard Miller. 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 over 4 hours of healthy sleep. This is why some people refer to yoga nidra as "bliss for your brain" or "divine sleep"

If you like this yoga nidra, please leave me a comment below! 🙂 


About the Author

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica