Yoga nidra for complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation

We all accumulate tensions going about our daily life – these may be muscular tensions, emotional tensions or mental tensions.  And with many people’s lives becoming more and more fast-paced and demanding we are constantly looking for ways to relax.  But whether we are out socialising, chilling out in front of the TV or simply relaxing in a quiet place, in most people the mind remains in a state of arousal and tension.  Without being free of our tensions we are never truly relaxed.

Yoga nidra is a guided meditation and relaxation practice, during which we learn how to relax consciously – to completely relax physically, mentally and emotionally – by focussing inwards, away from outer distractions.

The practice of yoga nidra generally lasts for 20 to 40 minutes.  Lying in savasana – on your back, arms and legs spread, eyes closed, whole body soft and relaxed, breathing at a natural pace – you will be guided with instructions that will lead your awareness to your own body, your own breath, your own mind and your own consciousness; away from the distractions of the outside world.  

There are many benefits to yoga nidra, including:

  • Reducing tensions
  • Relaxing the mind
  • Counteracting stress
  • Promoting mindfulness
  • Awakening creativity
  • Enhancing memory and learning capacity

Many practitioners find yoga nidra as restorative as sleep, or even more so.  With the practice of yoga nidra you allow yourself time and space to truly relax.  

Relax with us at Sunday evening Yoga Nidra – 7.30pm-8pm (30 min class)
Brixton BASS (nearest tube: Brixton)
Tunstall Studios, 34-44 Tunstall Road, Brixton SW9 8DA
6 week block booking = £20
or drop in for £5 per class

Call or text Katy on 07748 849 829 or email to book your place.

Take a moment for yourself each day

  • Find a quiet place
  • Sit comfortably with your shoulders down, your back tall
  • Place your hands on your lap or on your knees, palms facing upwards
  • Close your eyes
  • Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your nose steadily, evenly, naturally
  • Be aware of your physical body, scan it from your head to your toes
  • Be aware of your breath, the oxygen going to your vital organs, your heart, your lungs, your brain
  • Be aware of your emotions and your mind and the stillness and clarity of being in the present
  • Be aware of the love you have for yourself, for others, for mother nature, for the universe
  • Say OM three times, out loud or silently – for yourself, for others, for the entire universe
  • With your hands in prayer in front of your heart say Namaste or thank you to yourself for making the time and space simply for yourself