Yoga Nidra is sometimes referred to as lucid sleeping or a state of conscious deep sleep. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. It allows us to reach a profound level of relaxation.
One appears to be sleeping, but the unconscious mind is functioning at a deeper level, it is sleep with a trace of deep awareness.In normal sleep we lose track of our self but in Yoga Nidra, while consciousness of the world is dim and relaxation is deep, there remains an inward lucidity.
Yoga Nidra can have a powerful effect on the sacred connection between a mother and her unborn child. It offers a deep sense of RELAXATION that also assists in aCALMING preparation for labor. Through regular practice of Yoga Nidra one is able to release unconscious fears and influences creating calm and confidence for the birth. Yoga Nidra offers the gift of opening the pathways of communication with the unborn child. Women have experienced ‘guidance’ from their baby in this deeply relaxed state. These powerful images and visualizations were then used at their birth and as mantras.
Yoga Nidra for postpartum will assist in keeping the new mother calm, aware and at peace. With all of the changes in her life from sleep, to eating and just overall caring it can be overwhelming. It will help manage stress and postnatal depression, which can be a hindrance to a good breast milk’s supply for the baby. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to 4 hours of normal sleep, so one 30-minute session a day will benefit you for more than just a few naps or an extra hour of sleep.
You will be lying on the floor in sivanasa You will set a (sankalpa) or intention, for your path, You will be guided through a 45 minutes Yoga Nidra practice. *These practices will be aimed at pure awareness of body and mind. Anyone can practice it regardless of level of physical fitness.