∞ Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra ∞
Yoga Nidra is an ancient guided meditation technique that takes you on an inner journey to Self.
Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra is the brainchild of Jennifer Reis, Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy faculty member.
Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra, one of the most accessible forms of yoga, incorporates the ancient techniques of yoga nidra and includes Kripalu yoga core methodologies and yoga therapy components. It is designed for today’s modern student.
All you have to do is lie down and listen.
How does it work?
By exploring deeper levels of awareness, Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra creates the space to come out of “fight or flight,” and allows you to rest into a more fully relaxed experience. You are taken on an ever-deepening journey to Self as you follow along to the sound of Kimberly’s voice. You are guided to use body sensing, breath awareness, guided imagery and other techniques.
As each layer is experienced, you may go deeper and deeper and feel as if you are sleeping. But it is far from taking a nap. Studies have shown your consciousness is actually functioning at a deeper level of awareness, allowing you the opportunity to deeply relax, restore, and connect to your inner self. This is where the thinking mind is transcended and the wisdom of the true Self is revealed.
This easy and accessible practice uses a systematic approach based on the yogic “koshas,” or sheaths, which in yogic philosophy are layers that cover the true Self. When these layers are pulled back, they are said to reveal the essence of existence, or the bliss layer, giving access to a deeply connected experience without any barriers.
Do I have to be a “yogi/yogini?”
Absolutely not. Everyone and everybody can receive the effects of Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra. This ancient guided meditation technique can be experienced by all. Simply lie down and become as comfortable as you can. You are provided with clear and simple instructions. As you listen, you may feel yourself becoming more and more at rest; experiencing the “falling away” of tension, stress, and anxiety.
Although it may feel as if you are sleeping, studies have shown your consciousness is actually functioning at a deeper level of awareness, allowing you the opportunity to deeply relax, restore, and connect to your inner self.
How do I begin?
Experience Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra in a private yoga session, public class, workshop or event.
@ Copyright Kimberly Giardino 2018
Yoga Photography by Nick Cosky