Next time you need a power nap, Yoga Nidra can help. The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was amazed. The only way I could describe it was “time travel yoga.” Afterward I felt very refreshed.
This 19-minute recording is one resource for you on SoundCloud: Yoga Nidra Fully Present and Aware. It can also be accessed on YouTube if that works better for you.
Other Resources for Power Naps
There are many excellent meditations and Yoga Nidra practices on the Insight Timer app.
Sound Cloud: Grace Yoga Meditations
YouTube: Grace Yoga Meditations
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation, a tool rather, that helps the conscious mind move to a state between sleep and wakefulness. Nidra means “sleep.” In Yoga Nidra, the body sleeps and the consciousness remains aware.
When I began practicing Yoga Nidra, my conscious mind usually fell asleep. I believe I fell asleep because I needed it. Since high school, I slept fewer hours than was healthy for a growing mind and body. I continued the pattern into college. In my late 20’s and early 30’s, I tried to get quality sleep; however, my dreams were often of work. Rarely did I have the much needed down time and rest.
Yoga Nidra is a wonderful tool that has helped and still helps my mind and body get the rest it needs. Sometimes I prefer Yoga Nidra practices with music, and sometimes without. Sometimes I want a long, 60-minute session, and sometimes I want a 5-minute, traditional 61-point session. I believe our bodies let us know what we need. I hope you enjoy this 15-minute Yoga Nidra practice.
If you have questions about Yoga Nidra or would like to invite me to lead a live session, please contact me. I am glad to help.