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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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.
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