Yoga Nidra - Guided Meditation
SCW Yoga Club
Yoga Nidra/Guided Meditation
The practice of Yoga Nidra (also known as Guided Meditation) leads you into a conscious deep sleep, allowing the body and mind to completely relax, releasing deep seated tensions in the physical body while remaining consciously awake, promoting deep healing and rejuvenation.
Some of the many benefits of Guided Meditation is that it helps to restore balance to the nervous system, reduces blood pressure, reduces stress, strengthens the immune response, lessens chronic pain, decreases anxiety, depression and muscle tension.
About the Instructor
Marci Edmunds completed the 200-hour teacher training through Yoga Works under Malachi Melville. She also completed Yoga Nidra facilitator training with Eric Walrabenstein and Kamini Desai and currently is studying Polarity and Cranial Sacral Therapy at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
In our Guided Meditation practice we aim for complete comfort in the body, using props to help invite full body relaxation. We set our body up in Shavasana and aim to be as still as we can in our physical bodies to help promote deep restorative relaxation. I suggest the following props.
Yoga blanket (possibly two blankets and or a towel or blanket to cover up with as body temperature drops in our meditation 3-5 degrees)
Something for under the head (Possibly a small pillow or blanket)
2 yoga blocks
An eye pillow if you generally use one for Shavasana (It’s really a personal preference and not a requirement)
Something for behind the knees. A yoga bolster if you have one or possibly an extra yoga mat rolled in a towel or two towels rolled together. We want to be especially supportive in this area if you have lower back sensitivity.
Socks if your feet get cold
And anything that you might find supportive for your body
Please don’t be intimidated by the list of props. In most cases we can use common household items that will work just as well.