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    Tend To Yourself Thursday with Yoga Nidra {4/25}

    Happy Tend to Yourself Thursday, a great day of the week to check-in and extend some care to yourself so you can live life feeling that much more connected, whole, and resourced.

    This week, I invite you to dabble in the transformative practice of Yoga Nidra—a deeply restorative form of guided meditation that offers profound benefits for your mental and emotional well-being.

    Yoga Nidra, often referred to as “yogic sleep,” is a systematic relaxation practice that guides you into a state of conscious rest. It involves a series of guided visualizations, body scans, and breath awareness techniques.

    A few ways Yoga Nidra supports mental and emotional health:

    • Stress Reduction: Research has shown that regular practice of Yoga Nidra can significantly reduce levels of stress hormones like cortisol, helping to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and promote relaxation.
    • Improved Sleep: Studies have found that Yoga Nidra enhances the quality of sleep by facilitating the transition into restorative sleep cycles. This can lead to improved mood, cognitive function, and overall well-being.
    • Emotional Regulation: Yoga Nidra cultivates greater emotional awareness and opens a space to down-regulate a hyperactive nervous system. It creates safety in our nervous system by meeting emotions with a resource like the breath.

    Integration Tip: Consider setting aside 15-20 minutes before bed to integrate this into your day. Find a quiet, comfortable space to lie down, put on a guided Yoga Nidra meditation, and allow yourself to surrender to the deeply restorative experience.

    Click here for a guided Yoga Nidra practice.

    If you’d like further guidance or support in incorporating this practice into your routine, please don’t hesitate to reach out—My team and I are here to support you every step of the way.