Yoga Nidra for Balance and Inspiration in Life
Yoga Nidra or the Waking Sleep with gentle stretches is devised to help people feeling stressed and lacking inspiration and motivation in life. Each session will begin with YogaPilates Fusion stretches and will also finish with gentle stretches. It is a guided meditation that will have the participant feel energised and inspired.
Type of Event
A 5 Week Guided Yoga Nidra Course and Gentle Stretches for balance and inspiration in life. This Course will help people feel less stressed, to sleep well, motivated and bring balance in life. It will also revitalise energy levels and have the participant ready to cope with the energy of Christmas and Holiday/Summer season. Call Jill: 0412422868
The 5 Week Course is $95 or $22 Casual Drop-in rate. Booking is Essential as numbers are limited. Call/Text Jill on 0412422868 or email />
Yoga Nidra is described as the waking sleep as it can take the participant to a state of conscious deep sleep. 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 and experiences may be absorbed to be recalled later. Since Yoga Nidra involves an aimless and effortless relaxation it is often held to be best practised with an experienced teacher who verbally delivers instructions.
Jill Healy-Quintard began to practise Yoga Nidra from the age of 17 at the Satyananda Yoga Centre in Manly.
She then took this as part of a regular practise and when she began teaching in schools as well as Fitness Classes made this as part of every program and still does. Jill has found that over the years more and more people request this and even ask for a longer session.
Scientific research has shown that people who practise Yoga Nidra experience better sleep generally, are more productive and less stressed. We live in an over stressed, over stimulated world and people are feeling chronic exhaustion and this is a simple, practised and researched method that will help address these issues.
In classic yoga nidra practice, you lie on your back with your arms away from your body, palms turned upwards. Your feet should be hip width apart, with your toes falling outwards. Your eyes remain closed throughout the practice.
Make sure that your body is lying symmetrically. It may help if you imagine a centre line running between your navel and throat.
Yoga nidra puts a strong emphasis on the way your body is laying. Practitioners believe your relaxation posture influences your consciousness, and that this supine position prepares you for letting go and helps to balance the flow of life force in your body.
Yoga nidra practice often includes a technique for realizing a resolve in your life, something you want to achieve. Your guide invites you to repeat your resolution several times to yourself before you move into deep relaxation and immediately after you come out of it.
Your resolution could be as simple as wanting to be more loving to someone in your life, or kinder to yourself. Or it could something very specific, like resolving to give up smoking on a certain date.
Practitioners say that by repeating your resolution to yourself when you are in this state helps it take root in your unconscious, almost like post-hypnotic suggestion.
Sessions run from a short 10 minute to an hour or more.