Meridians Yoga Nidra & Guided Visualisation

Including Lily's live traditional Chinese music
By David Barnett 8 months ago
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Meridians Yoga Nidra and Fisherman’s Song Guided Visualisation & Music

Take time to let go stress and unwind with David as he guides you through a 30-minute Yoga Nidra —known as yogic sleep— a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that induces total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

Lily plays live traditional Chinese music to support the Fisherman’s Song guided visualisation — a focused practice that involves each of the senses to ignite positive healing messages throughout the mind and body. 

 

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Yoga Nidra

Recorded at our ‘evening of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì) in December 2019. See our upcoming workshops and events.

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra event at Yoga Lily

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) brings an incredible calmness, quietness, clarity an deep relaxation. Creating a state called samadhi, it is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

  • Yoga nidra counteracts stress and is prescribed by GPs in many countries
  • Provides effective relief for depression and long standing anxiety
  • It is an efficient way to obtain sleep
  • Clears the mind for learning and absorbing new material
  • Releases tension for body and mind
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Helps with creativity

 

Guided Imagery (visualisations)

One of the most powerful, yet simple, self-awareness tools is guided imagery. It uses words and images to help move your attention away from the worry, stress and pain to help you find your own inner strength and creativity. This brings the natural powers of the mind into health and healing. 

Through guided imagery you can learn to use your imagination to “create the state you want,” meaning that you can actually change how you are feeling by changing your focus. Even very young children can learn this skill by linking images in their minds with feelings and experiences.

The health benefits of guided imagery

Imagery has a positive effect on heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and oxygen rates, brain waves, temperature, and hormone balance. Guided imagery can help relieve symptoms caused or made worse by stress, such as: chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, high blood glucose, headaches and digestive and breathing problems.

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
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 David Barnett

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David teaches a slower paced yoga, weaving held poses with slow flows, mindful movement, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) in a simple, down-to-earth way, to help you completely unwind and relax after your hectic day. Based in Hatha yoga roots, whilst embracing and exploring modern yoga’s styles and movement. David’s classes are strong yet calming, he offers soft pauses, stillness and challenges throughout, to create balance for mind and body, as well as the spirit. Through his encouraging style he hopes to share, yoga’s toolbox of self discovery, nurturing both physical and mental wellbeing. David has been regularly practicing yoga since 2008