Yoga Nidra

After my team meeting, I attended my first Yoga Nidra session. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did google it and it seems pretty relaxing.

When I arrived to the campus rec center, I checked in at the front desk, then went upstairs to the studio. I took my shoes off upon entry, and laid out my yoga mat. I sat down on the mat, prepared for my first Yoga Nidra session. I was given a blanket and a bolster pillow for under my knees.

The instructor explained to us that Yoga Nidra is a meditative sleep yoga. You lay on your back the whole time, and she guides us through the meditation. I was excited. The bolster pillow helps to support your lower back, while you are laying flat. The blanket is to keep you warm, because when the body is totally at rest it becomes chilly.

After the session ended, I was so relaxed. It is hard to shut down and reboot, but it felt so good. I do recall at times it was hard to keep the thoughts at bay, and just be totally present it must take some practice. I am looking forward to attending another session as soon as possible.

 

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