Are You Tired? Try Yoga Nidra

practice sleep yoga nidra Aug 26, 2020

by Julie Eisenburg

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a deeply relaxing meditative practice that rejuvenates the body and mind. Yoga Nidra is sometimes called “sleep with awareness” because we go into a place of total relaxation without actually falling asleep.  For this reason, Yoga Nidra can be very challenging. However, by using guided imagery or systematically relaxing each part of the body, we can slip into that meditative bliss that Yoga Nidra brings to us without falling into a deep, unconscious sleep.

Millions of people suffer from a severe lack of sleep or disrupted sleep.  At one time or another, we all struggle to fall asleep at night, or we wake up at 4 AM and can’t fall asleep again. For many of us, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to find time for the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep, so we stay up too late trying to fit everything into our day.  If you’re someone who needs closer to 9 hours of sleep, then the...

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