Restore Nidra + Sound | Calm Clarity Conviction | Anahata Yoga | 4.23.20

The affirmation for this Yoga Nidra is: I respond to each moment with calm, clarity, and conviction.

Find a spot where you can lie down or sit back comfortably. Grab a few sofa cushions or pillows from your bed, a few blankets or towels, and your eye pillow or a folded face towel in place of an eye pillow. Maybe even cover up in your favorite blanket!

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Time to restore!

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Veda Spidle is not a medical doctor, and does not claim to prevent, treat, or cure disease. It is always recommended that clients continue working with their physicians for routine medical care and the treatment of illness.

Yoga Nidra is a meditation technique. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition and should not be taken as such. However, it can be used as a complementary modality that supports the body’s own healing process. If you cannot have undue pressure in the head for any reason breathe normally when tensing and relaxing the body. If you have low blood pressure or experience dizziness when standing, it is recommended to elevate the upper body.

If you have untreated conditions such as schizophrenia, active psychosis, or hallucinations where you cannot distinguish this reality from another reality are a contraindication for the practice of Yoga Nidra. However, if your medication(s) are working, Yoga Nidra is fine.

You can adjust your position mindfully if you feel uncomfortable at any time. You can practice sitting up or in any position where you are most comfortable remaining still. Yoga Nidra can clear and detoxify the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. With such a practice people occasionally experience detoxification effects which may include headaches, achiness or moodiness all of which usually pass within 24 hours.

If something comes up that you cannot breathe and relax with, you can squeeze your hands, bring your attention to the soles of your feet to ground yourself, or roll over to your comfortable side. You have the option to end the session at any time.

If any feelings arise during practice, lengthen your exhale and soften around the arising emotions, observing them without attaching to or running from them. This is a sign that the technique is helping you dislodge and move old stale or stuck emotions! If it becomes too intense, discontinue the practice as needed and return to it when/if you are ready, perhaps with the support of a friend or therapist.