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Yoga Nidra

“You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” -Albert Einstein

Heather’s 7 Minute Meditation

To be done upon waking, before sleep, or any time you want to relax.  To help calm the mind and begin your day centered, or bring you into a calm sleep state.

The literal translation of Yoga Nidra is Yogic Sleep. It is an ancient form of meditation that will take you into the deepest levels of relaxation while still remaining fully aware. This deep state beyond ordinary waking consciousness allows you to effortlessly disengage from restrictive physical, mental and emotional patterning.

Here, you are free to create a life that is an expression of higher consciousness, rather than acquired conditioning.

Most of us try to solve our problems with the same mind that created them. Instead, Yoga Nidra helps you find solutions by transcending the linear dimension of logic, reason, and memory. In Yoga Nidra, shifts arise from spirit (consciousness) which exists beyond the confines of the intellect.

In the linear approach, a rope wrapped a hundred times around a post would require being unwound a hundred times in the opposite direction. Yoga Nidra burns the rope rather than unwinding it. It allows you to resolve karmic patterns by going directly to the root of self-destructive fears, beliefs and habits to regain freedom.

The practice brings forth the immediate experience of peace, and with continued practice creates healing internally (emotional and mental) as well as externally (lowers blood pressure, treats anxiety, insomnia, increases immune function…).

As you progressively enter into deeper levels of yoga nidra you become more relaxed, integrated, expansive and present which will be taken into your everyday life.

Personally this practice has greatly reduced my migraines and allergies and I find myself living a more balanced, peaceful life.

Read about one woman’s transformative experience with Yoga Nidra in RI Monthly.

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