Yoga nidra is a powerful meditative resource with applications for supporting improved sleep quality, stress and anxiety relief, emotional balance, and more. Although translated as “yogic sleep,” this paradoxical practice awakens us to our true essence while descending through deeper levels of consciousness. To prepare yourself, make sure that you are comfortable, warm, and supported so your that body can completely settle into stillness. Pictured below are a couple postures that work well for most folks (plus pile on a blanket or two), though please do listen to your body as it will provide the best guidance in finding the coziest position for you. Yoga props may be substituted with pillows, blankets, sweaters, eye masks, and/ or scarves. A big “DO NOT DISTURB” sign is also recommended!

A collection of yoga nidra guides dedicated to survivors β™₯

1. Listen In – Settling into a receptive space for deep inner listening β€’ 14:32 πŸŒ“ πŸŒ•

2. Safe Nest – Building a foundation of safety and security within β€’ 23:53 πŸŒ‘ πŸŒ“

3. Spacious Ease – Expanding space around pain to pacify its impact β€’ Coming soon πŸŒ“

4. Body Appreciation – Growing gratitude for our bodies in all of their wonder, complexity, and resilience β€’ 17:25 πŸŒ“ πŸŒ•

5. Healing Moonlight – Resting in mindful self-compassion for coping with emotional stress β€’ 30:40 πŸŒ‘ πŸŒ“ | Music: Meditative Mind – 417 Hz Cleanse Negative Energy

6. Mindful Mayas – Cultivating present moment awareness of our body, breath, mind, inner wisdom, and joyful essence; illuminating the pathway home to our true Self β€’ 39:22 πŸŒ‘Β πŸŒ“ πŸŒ•

7. Grow Love, Give Love – Opening our hearts to ourselves, a loved one, and the connection between (three-layer maitri) β€’ 20:43 πŸŒ“ πŸŒ•

8. Lullaby – Gentle rhythms and rotations to soothe our bodies to conscious sleep β€’ 20:30 πŸŒ‘ | Music: Faith’s Hymn – Beautiful Chorus

πŸŒ‘Β Sleep nidra – Practices for bedtime
πŸŒ“ Nidra nap – Practices for any time
πŸŒ• Awakening nidra – Practices for waking up