Learn to relax your mind and body in this Yoga Nidra course. This is not the physical practice that most of us associate with the term "yoga" so don't worry if you feel you can't do a regular yoga class. This is not that type of yoga class. This is effortless relaxation. This course is for ALL LEVELS including those who have never tried any form of yoga before or are reluctant to go into a yoga studio. Here, you will learn to relax and we can all use a bit of that. If you have never tried Yoga Nidra, you have no idea what you have been missing.
Yoga Nidra has been used to treat anxiety, stress, insomnia, chronic pain and PTSD among many other ailments. It is currently being used by the military to treat veterans. Here you will be guided into a deep, systematic relaxation of the entire body. The practice of Yoga Nidra is accessible to all.
I've also added two Bonus Videos at the end that you can do whenever you don't have a lot of time. One is a restorative yoga pose that most people should be able to do. This course is yours for life and you can come back to the practice whenever you need it.
If you are a yoga teacher, learn the practice for yourself and go out and share it with your students. You can also get CE credit with Yoga Alliance. Earn extra money by running Yoga Nidra workshops!
Setting up for the practice is very important as you want to be completely comfortable. Remember to use any props you like. Pillows, blanket, eye pillow can all help you get comfortable.
You might want to keep a journal of what you feel after the practice and write in it every day if you can. In it, you will want to note how you feel on the days you practice, how long the feelings last, and what you feel when you don't practice. You might want to note any changes in your daily life or anything else that might pop up during practice or after practice.
In this video, I guide you through an entire Nidra practice. Make sure you have enough time undisturbed to practice completely in order for the practice to be more effective. You can come back to this video as often as you would like or need to. Be aware of how you feel after the practice. Pay attention to your body.
We will go through all the entire practice in this order:
Maria De Noda, E-RYT, has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. Not having a studio near her to be able to practice at when she started, Maria started out teaching herself with books and videos. Since then, Maria has studied with many internationally renowned teachers as well as local teachers. She is currently training with Sadie Nardini in Core Strength Vinyasa and is part of a small but growing number of CSV teachers.
Maria truly believes that yoga is for everyone, and wants to share the practice with as many people as she can. Her goal is to help others find a place of peace and calm in their lives and to live a healthier life. She works one on one with clients who have physical limitations due to injuries or illness. There is a yoga practice suited for every person, and Maria loves to help people find what works for them. She loves to teach all levels from beginner classes to leading workshops for yoga teachers. In 2016 Maria will begin offering 200-hour teacher training.
Maria teaches classes as well as workshops at Princeton University, Fortune 500 companies, yoga studios and has published articles in various online Yoga publications such as doyouyoga and mindbodygreen. She also has a YouTube channel in which she shares the practice with those she can't reach in person. Maria is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and registered through Yoga Alliance (YA).