Yoga Nidra

… is when a person accomplishes expanded awareness in a state of deep relaxation. Practiced by ancient gurus, sages, yogis, and the like for thousand of years. It is mentioned in classical texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Puranas, the Devi Bhagvat, and even the Yoga Tadavali.

The process to reach the state of Yoga Nidra begins with a guided meditation. Little by little, like the layers of an onion, you are slowly lead to the state of consciousness between being awake and being asleep. All the while keeping awareness and wakefulness, you will stay on that edge right before falling asleep.

During the state of Yoga Nidra, you will then be guided to set a powerful intention for healing (aka a sankalpa). This intention penetrates deep into both the conscious and subconscious mind providing your physical, emotional, and spiritual body to let go of any energetic blockages allowing your natural life force to once again move freely as intended.

Yoga Nidra has been proven to help with ailments such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Diabetes Mellitus

  • Menopause

  • Hypertension & Post Heart Attack care

  • Autoimmune Diseases (i.e. Lyme disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic Lupus, etc.)

  • Pain cause by trauma (physical or emotional)

  • Cancer management

  • End of Life Transition / Hospice

  • And much more

Trained by Dr. Marc Halpern, Dr. Andrea Deerheart, and the California College of Ayurveda, Jade Martinez uses techniques and methods to achieve classically-based Yoga Nidra.

In this video Dr. Marc Halpern will answer the question, what is Yoga Nidra? Dr. Halpern will share the classical perspective of the practice of Yoga Nidra and why it is both relevant and important as a practice in today's world. Dr. Halpern is an internationally recognized teacher of Yoga Nidra.