Meditation helps to prepare you for birth, heal after birth and restore depleted energy reserves as you transition through motherhood.
Yoga Nidra is practised in the lying position, it is one of the most popular yoga meditation techniques as it induces a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing and recuperative.
During pregnancy, Yoga Nidra is a wonderful way to stay connected with your baby, your breath and your body, providing you with valuable time to switch off from the outside world, delve deep inside and spiritually bond with the new little person growing inside. Yoga Nidra triggers the relaxation response, balancing the nervous system enabling positive birthing hormones to flow freely.
This deeply restorative guided meditation practice allows you to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. Many people try to sleep with their mind still switched on. Learning how to turn off excessive thinking and worry is the key to getting deep restful sleep. One of the easiest ways to do this is practising Yoga Nidra. Although it does not replace normal sleep, 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours of sleep.
"I found the benefits of Yoga Nidra particularly invaluable during months of pregnancy. I’m positive that the yoga and meditation during those months contributed to the calm and content baby that I now have." Toni