Surrender to what is… Let go of what was… Have faith in what will be   – Sonia Rocotti

Depending on which source you read, stress is the source of 80-99% of all illnesses!  The media continues to cover the “growing epidemic of stress,” yet fails to identify the source – how our minds process and interpret our environment. Simply put, how we THINK produces stress.

Literally translated, yoga nidra means “yogic sleep.”  Yoga nidra meditation is a form of guided relaxation/meditation designed to still and relax your mind and body. It involves all five of your senses.

Participants go through a series of breathing, biofeedback, hypnosis and meditation techniques to bring your brain from the “active beta level” to the more relaxed delta/theta levels. Yoga Nidra is one of the few relaxation techniques that positively affects both hemispheres of your brain! You go to such a deep level of relaxation, that your mind is more open to letting go of stressful thoughts and worries.  Yoga nidra activates the  parasympathetic (relaxation) nervous system, lowering your cortisol “stress hormone” levels while raising your serotonin levels, bringing you a sense of inner balance and peace.

Anybody can take yoga nidra, regardless of age or physical limitations.  This simple method helps with any stress induced condition, including and not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Acute Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Other Forms of Mental Illness
  • Destructive Habits and Thinking Patterns
  • Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Any Eating Disorder
  • Muscle Tension
  • High Blood Pressure

….and so much more!

Studies have found 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, therefore leading to quicker and more effective emotional and physical relief than other therapies. The U.S. Department of Defense, among other organizations, is using and studying this technique for soldiers suffering from PTSD and other mood disorders.

Shirley is a Certified Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra FacilitatorTM, having studied and participated in over 100 hours of this special form of guided relaxation and meditation. She can facilitate sessions for personal use or the workplace, individually, or to groups.

Learn to let go of all thoughts and worries that plague your mind like a skipping record.  With yoga nidra, you’ll develop personal fulfillment, a sense of balance, and inner peace.