The word ‘nidra’ translates as ‘sleep’, hence the term ‘yogic sleep’. Put simply, yoga nidra can be described as a form of meditation, though it is not so much a practice or technique as a state of being. It can be seen as an altered state of consciousness – neither being asleep or awake, but a state in-between. In this state we can find deep insights – answers we have been seeking – as well as deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
One of the great beauties of yoga nidra is that you don’t need any previous experience of yoga to practice. As a practitioner, all that is required of you is to lie down in a comfortable position, listen and be willing to enter an effortless state of being, making this practice accessible to almost anyone.
In this session there will be some very gentle movement before lying down for nidra. If you like to journal then you may wish to have your journal close by for when the practice ends.