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How Yoga Nidra Changed My Perspective

"Life is an experience. Fulfillment of what you are doing comes not from the completion but from the evolution in the experience of being present with where you are and what you are doing. When you are fully alive, your capacity to experience is total"

- Gurudev


Had you told me 3 years ago I would rather teach Yoga Nidra than an Asana class, I would have laughed and said that's crazy. I've always struggled with prayer, meditation, being still for 10 minutes and thinking about nothing. When I first went on my Yoga Nidra Immersion 3 years ago, even then I didn't fully understand the power of what was unlocking inside of me.


After about 3 months of practicing and teaching various Yoga Nidra lineages, I started to realize my reactions to things were changing. I didn't care so much for the little nuances that used to drive me crazy. They were just moments that happened now. They didn't illicit some response in me, they just were. I was sleeping more soundly at night. I was less reactive to those around me. I was thinking about the words that came out of my mouth and how they might impact someone else. I was becoming more comfortable with meditating and being quiet. My body was starting to heal chronic pain.


Could it be that this 30 minute practice of guided meditation was really working that deeply?


Yes.


Yoga Nidra...Wholeness in Sleep. Yogic Sleep. This magical practice that is rarely talked about, but yet has such a profound healing effect...I had t