Tired? Stressed? NIDRA RESTORE your path to wellness…
If you find yourself feeling tired and stressed a lot of the time, NIDRA RESTORE is the practice for you. It is the perfect antidote to all the ‘shoulds’ of modern living. Achieving, producing, socialising, ‘doing’ – even relaxing are all obligations we feel we should meet. Nidra Restore is the practice that celebrates wellness through rest and brings value to spending time ‘undoing’ all the effects of obligation, stress, and tiredness. If ‘stress’ is the dis-ease, NIDRA RESTORE is the ease.
You may well have experienced that when the body stops moving it doesn’t mean the mind stops thinking. The beauty of NIDRA RESTORE is that it helps to bring about deep relaxation in both the mind and the body. Your body has a greater chance of receiving the physical benefits of the relaxation response. It involves moving the body into the ‘rest and digest’ branch of the parasympathetic nervous system. The heart calms, the breath slows and consequently, blood pressure is lowered. All this is owing to restorative yoga. With props to support the body in yoga poses, Nidra invites us to move our awareness into space between sleep and wakefulness. This adaptogenic state offers the body time to focus on healing and restoring itself.
Whatever your mental or physical state you would benefit from this practice. However, research shows Nidra and restorative yoga to be especially supportive to the health of people experiencing insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, digestive disorders (IBS), menopause, chronic pain or fatigue. Whatever your body is experiencing, this practice is only going to support your health.
NIDRA RESTORE brings active, conscious rest to body and mind and offers a deeply healing hour in any ‘doing’ week. Join me for an hour of healing, active, rest every Monday 7-8pm at Studio iO.
Blog by, Helen – Downward Dog Yoga
Image cred: Michelle Blanchard @mich.elle.imagery