Yoga Nidra, a practice of ancient origins can be translated as Yogic Sleep. It is also described as the deepest state of relaxation while remaining fully conscious. Yoga Nidra has been shown to have a variety of benefits to the brain. Among these some remarkable results have been shown in reducing stress response, helping with PTSD, and healing from trauma.
Yoga Nidra guides the mind into a state of relaxation that replenishes the nervous system and allows it to rest and recharge. Yoga Nidra works by actively resting the body and releasing tension which is thought to be more revitalizing than regular sleep. Yoga nidra also acts to create a better balance between the right side and left sides of the brain through body awareness rotation. Although the practice is ancient in origins the benefits are supported by scientific research.
Summer has felt the benefits of Yoga Nidra on her ADHD and believes that yoga nidra has the ability to create harmony in mind and body.
Beginning her interest in yoga nidra during her original yoga teacher training Summer taught Yoga Nidra after she learned it from her own self study. She is currently studying Yoga Nidra with the Satyananda Yoga Institute to further her knowledge of this ancient practice believing that yoga with yoga nidra has the potential to bring us all closer to ourselves, others, and the divine.
Yoga Nidra is entirely adaptable to fit every age and person. It is wonderful for children! Adapted sessions are available to fit every need and intention. Yoga Nidra scripts can be written for take home sessions with children. Please enquire about coming in for adapted sessions!