Yoga Nidra

YOGA NIDRA is an ancient yoga practice that is closer to meditation that what we know typically as yoga movement. It is done in Shavasana (Relaxation pose) often with props (blanket, eye bag) to help the body relax in comfort. Yoga Nidra Sessions can be tailored for specific conditions and can last from 20 minutes to an hour. Private classes will include some gentle movement and breathing before the nidra to help release tension and connect with the body and some breathing or meditation after the nidra to incorporate the process.

For Private or small group Yoga Nidra Sessions or workshops, contact:
Deborah Cook
Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator

PLEASE NOTE: I am taking a sabbatical from my teaching until October 5. If you need to be in touch before then, please feel free to contact me at my personal email – debcook.maine@gmail.com. Be well and enjoy the season!

“Deb Cook’s Yoga Nidra is a balm for the soul. When I feel stressed, I just hear Deb’s voice reminding me to go deep, find peace, and bring it off the mat and into my life. The effects are long lasting, and each session is a slightly different flavor of pure bliss. Cannot recommend this experience highly enough.” Bonnie

YOGA NIDRA DETAILS:

Yoga Nidra helps you transition from a constant state of “on” into a deep relaxation mode, which is also where your body naturally heals itself. With all the stimulation and busy-ness of today’s culture, sometimes we all need a supported process to switch modes. Yoga Nidra helps bring you into a deep state of relaxation.

YOGA NIDRA also helps you catch up on lost sleep! 20 minutes of yoga nidra is equated with 3 hours of sleep! Unlike a regular “nap” Yoga Nidra systematically invites relaxation to body, mind and emotions, quickly and effectively. It is like re-charging one’s batteries. Excellent for people recovering from stress OR in the middle of marathon productivity sessions and needing deep rest to recharge.

YOGA NIDRA is a great tool for weight loss! Bringing the whole system to relaxation and feeling that everything is “ok”, the body get to rest and recharge naturally, rather than looking for caffeine, sugar or other food substances to continue to charge ahead. After yoga nidra, the system is relaxed and energized.

YOGA NIDRA is Meditative & soothing, Calms the mind, Relieves stress, Cultivates self-compassion, Is Deeply Relaxing, Can Transform negative thought patterns, Decreases anxiety and depression, Restores vital energy, Boosts creativity & spontaneity

YOGA NIDRA works for anyone with a desire for greater inner peace, improved health, or connection within one’s self. This practice has been used successfully to aid insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, pain, cardiovascular and many other health issues.

YOGA NIDRA IS WELL RESEARCHED:
Research conducted at well-recognized universities and medical centers including Stanford University, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Ohio State University, Medical College of Ohio, Banaras University and others, shows that regular practice of yoga nidra offers a viable means of prevention and reversal of numerous ailments and diseases, including cardiovascular, stress-related illness, chronic pain, and psychosomatic conditions. Yoga nidra strengthens the immune system, helps regulate blood pressure, balances the nervous and endocrine systems, improves sleep and aids insomnia. Yoga nidra aids all stress related illnesses which are 99% of illnesses today.

YOGA NIDRA IS PROVEN TO:
permanently lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
strengthen immune system
increase helper cells that defend against infectious disease
increase blood flow to the heart
balance the autonomic nervous system (brings one out of flight or fight
relieve pain and reduce or eliminate the need for pain medication
balance and strengthen the endocrine system
revitalize and recharge vital energy
stabilize mind and emotions
enhance creativity
meditative and soothing
heart opening and cultivates self-compassion
activate our dormant healing energy to improve overall health and well-being

For Private or small group Yoga Nidra Sessions or workshops, contact:
Deborah Cook
Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator

PLEASE NOTE: I am taking a sabbatical from my teaching until October 5. If you need to be in touch before then, please feel free to contact me at my personal email – debcook.maine@gmail.com. Be well and enjoy the season!

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