Seventy-five to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are attributed to stress. How we process and interpret our environment determine which chemicals our brains release, making us either relaxed or stressed. How we THINK affects our health and well-being.
Literally translated, yoga nidra means “yogic sleep.” It is a form of guided meditation designed to relax the mind and body using our senses.
Surrender to what is… Let go of what was… Have faith in what will be – Sonia Rocotti
A Typical Yoga Nidra Session
Participants either sit or lay down. I then guide you through a series of breathing, biofeedback, hypnosis and meditation techniques. As you listen and breathe, your brain suppresses and releases different chemicals, allowing you to feel more relaxed, calm and peaceful. I tailor 30-minute to 90-minute sessions to your needs and abilities. I also teach children aged 10 and older.
Anybody can take yoga nidra, regardless of age or ability. This simple method helps any stress-induced condition, including:
- Acute trauma and PTSD
- Anxiety disorders and depression
- Destructive habits and thinking patterns
- Chronic pain
- Eating disorders
- Muscle tension
- High blood pressure
….and so much more!
Studies show that yoga nidra is more effective in dealing with mood disorders than hypnosis or medications. Physiologically, both of the brain’s hemispheres respond to this type of guided relaxation, leading to quicker and more effective emotional and physical relief than other therapies. The U.S. Department of Defense is studying and using this technique for soldiers suffering from PTSD and other mood disorders. Their study results are amazing!
I studied 100 hours of this complementary modality under John Vosler and psychologist Dr. Kamini Desai, and am a Certified Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra FacilitatorTM. I can facilitate sessions for individuals or groups, at home or in the workplace.