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Why Yoga Nidra Can Empower Your Life

Yoga nidra helps calm the nervous system, unblock stuck energy, spark self-discovery and find creative solutions to manifest our intentions.



Lately, I’ve been feeling like I am standing on a precipice, on the edge of something new and exciting. The feeling is both exhilarating and terrifying because it requires taking a leap of faith — and I don’t know if I will fall on my face or fly to new heights. I’ve experienced waves of feeling lost, overwhelmed and doubtful (because change is scary). I’ve found that slowing down and tuning into my breath and body through yoga nidra helps me trust my intuition, gain clarity on the path forward, and step into my power.


What is yoga nidra?


Yoga nidra is often translated as “conscious sleep” or “yogic sleep” — but I think these definitions are a bit confusing because the goal is to find deep rest, while remaining aware. It is a form of guided meditation that allows us to enter the state between wakefulness and sleep to access the subconscious and unconscious mind. Yoga nidra typically involves getting into a comfortable position, setting an intention, performing a body scan, using visualization techniques, focusing on the breath, and resting in blissful awareness. This combination helps calm the nervous system, unblock stuck energy, spark self-discovery and find creative solutions to manifest our intentions. You can find additional benefits of yoga nidra here.


Why should you practice yoga nidra?


As we tap into the subconscious and unconscious mind, we are able to release old patterns and limiting beliefs, making space for a positive mindset and embracing our full potential. We can become aware of our hearts desires, planting the seeds of our intentions at the subconscious level to guide our actions and align with our highest self. As we become more self-aware, we discover an inner resource of strength, confidence and resilience to empower us to take the next steps toward our life purpose


Yoga nidra can produce powerful results in a short amount of time. Are you ready to give it a try? Get comfortable (really, really comfortable), reduce distractions and listen to this 25-minute guided practice.



How do you feel after experiencing this practice? Whether you felt powerful, became distracted, drifted off to another planet, or even fell asleep, trust that your experience was exactly the one you were meant to have and the magic of the practice will continue to integrate over time. I recommend being gentle with yourself, journaling and grounding after yoga nidra.


I am here to support you on this journey. Reach out to me using the contact form at the bottom of the homepage or by emailing me at shannonkyeager@gmail.com if you have any questions, feel called to share your experience or want to dive deeper in a one-on-one session.


With healing energy,

Shannon

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