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Yoga Nidra We are not at our best when we are depleted. This yoga nidra is designed to revitalize your body from the inside out, breathing new life and energy into your being. Restoring your mental, emotional and spiritual landscape. Welcome to the power of being well-rested. This 30 minute yoga nidra is a guided meditation practice that will take you through a full body scan. You can find my full yoga nidra playlist on YouTube here: Yoga Nidra Playlist In this 30 Minute Yoga Nidra for rejuvenation, I will guide you through a body scan that will leave you feeling re-energized when you are depleted. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that helps with insomnia, anxiety, stress, adrenal fatigue, PTSD and so much more. Through this guided meditation I will lead you into a form of conscious sleep where you will be physically, mentally and emotionally relaxed and yet aware. You will move through your waking state, travel through the dreaming state and enter into a deep sleep state, all while remaining fully awake. In this state of deep relaxation you will receive clarity of mind, stillness and calm. The restorative quality of this meditation often leads to deep insight. Research on yoga nidra suggests that just one hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to four hours of healthy sleep. Prepare to release tension and anxiety while being rejuvenated to a state of inner calm in this 30 minute guided yoga nidra meditation full body scan. What is the best time to practice yoga nidra? According to traditional Chinese medicine, from 1-3 pm fire element and your small intestine meridian is most active. Your small intestine meridian is often overworked from “sorting the pure from the impure.” This is an excellent time of day to bring in conscious rest, such as yoga nidra, to provide your mind a break from all the mental processing you do through the day. What are the stages of Yoga Nidra? These are the stages of Yoga Nidra that I teach, however I sometimes vary the order and may not include every stage in every yoga nidra. Centering/Permission/Introduction of Theme: Allows students to become comfortable and Prepare for Practice Sankalpa or Intention Setting Body Sensing/Body Scan/Circulating Awareness Through the Body Breath Awareness Awareness of Opposites Resting in Yoga Nidra The Return What happens if you fall asleep during yoga nidra? It is not a problem. It means that you need sleep and I am glad that you got the rest. When your body is rested you will experience yoga nidra as sleep with awareness. Dr. Sarah C. Mednick, a Harvard trained research scientist and a pioneer in nap research found that even if you do “fall asleep” in yoga nidra, you will receive the same nourishment to cognition and wellness as a full night’s sleep. What happens in Yoga Nidra? Yoga nidra is a guided meditation that allows you to rest deeply in a state of consciousness that is somewhere between waking, dreaming and sleep. Through this guided meditation your attention is drawn inward through a body scan, breath awareness, and awareness of opposites, inviting your mind into a conscious deep sleep. What is the difference between yoga nidra and meditation? Yoga nidra is a form of guided meditation where you rest back and you are guided into a conscious sleep. With meditation you often practice seated and your awareness is often on a single point, such as your breath. Generally in meditation the hope is that you stay alert and conscious, whereas in yoga nidra you go into a sleep-like state.