What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga nidra (yogic sleep),is an ancient practice brought to the west in the 1960s. It is one of the deepest of all meditations. Frannie will guide you through a systematic series of body, breath and awareness techniques to take you into a profound level of stillness and insight. All you do is lie down (or sit if necessary) in a comfortable position(Shavasana) and listen to her instructions. It's that simple and you can't do it wrong!!!!
During the practice, one may appear to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. Research shows that yoga nidra induces complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation and has biological, psychological and spiritual benefits. It has been found to strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels, reduce or eliminate pain medication, reduce anxiety, depression and addictions, and strengthen the endocrine system. This deep relaxation not only reduces stress but retrains the nervous system as well. Yoga Nidra allows us to manage our lives with greater clarity, serenity and balance. It is being used widely to help veterans with PTSD and for helping with addictions.