Teaching Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation
in Atlanta, Georgia and Beyond
I'm thrilled to now have four meditations available on the Insight Timer app, the largest free library of guided meditations and music tracks on earth (35,000 and counting). Download Insight Timer today and follow me under "Sarah Eiler." Two of these recordings are also available to purchase in my store. Thank you!
I originally created this nidra for my friend's teenage son who is a competitive cross country runner, but anyone can benefit from this practice.
This 32 minute yoga nidra includes a beautiful visualization of you running in your favorite place in nature. It should ideally be listened to in bed right before sleep as it is designed to deeply relax your body and mind and then, at the end, let you drift off into a deep, peaceful sleep. You can access this recording here or purchase a download in my online store.
"I asked Sarah to create a specialized yoga nidra to help bolster my teenage son's racing performance He listened to this during his training and I believe this helped him achieve personal bests during his cross country racing season. I too have benefited-- I listened to this nidra while training for half marathon and received a PR! I still enjoy listening to it when I need extra recovery and sleep
. Thank you!"
Yoga nidra (meaning "yogic sleep" in Sanskrit) is a sleep-based meditation practice that takes you on a journey through the different layers or "koshas" of your body, using techniques such as body scans, breath work, visualizations, and more, with the ultimate goal of entering the state of yoga nidra (conscious deep sleep). In yoga nidra we are harnessing the healing power of deep sleep while maintaining a trace of awareness.
When you enter into the state of yoga nidra, you are in a state of conscious where the mind is very receptive and open. In this state, your brain wave patterns resemble the brain waves associated with deep, dreamless sleep.
Part of why yoga nidra is so easy to practice is because it is based on something you body already knows how to do so well- SLEEP.
Yoga nidra is a practice of non-doing. In today's busy world of go, go, go, it is time to rediscover rest. You don't have to do anything in yoga nidra but lie down, relax, and listen to the teacher's voice. No yoga experience is required and anyone can do it, regardless of physical ability. Even first time meditators can enter into a state of deep relaxation through yoga nidra.
There is no right or wrong way to practice yoga nidra. Yoga nidra takes you on a personal, inward journey so everyone's experience is different.
Yoga nidra meets you where you are depending on how you are feeling that particular day or your level of experience with the practice. All you have to do is lie down and listen.
As my teacher Karen Brody says, "Yoga nidra is rest medicine." When you practice yoga nidra, you are getting all the benefits of a nap plus the benefits of a deep meditation practice. Relearn how to deeply rest and break the cycle of constant "doing" that can lead to exhaustion.
Among its many benefits, a consistent yoga nidra practice may help you:
reduce physical stress
finally feel rested
resolve sleep issues
heighten your creativity and focus
manifest your intentions
release emotional blockages
balance your energy centers
explore your inner world
releasing negative internal stories
rediscover your true self
I was honored to be interviewed by Jamie Butler for her The Ligher Side Show Podcast about my passion for practicing and teaching yoga nidra meditation. It was such a fun discussion.
You can listen to the podcast HERE
"THE WORLD NEEDS YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER. BUT IT NEEDS THE FULLY ALIVE, WELL-RESTED YOU, NOT THE EXHAUSTED YOU."
Feel free to contact me with any questions or to learn more about my offerings. In addition to classes and workshops, I offer one-on-one private yoga nidra sessions and personalized yoga nidra recordings, as well as, workshops for yoga teacher training classes.
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Morningside, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, United States