How to relax?
Stress. Everyone seems to be stressed. Busy. Desperate for a break. Never truly getting that break, because, for many, relaxing…well isn’t actually that relaxing!
So often, we choose to ‘switch off’ by mindlessly watching TV, gaming or perhaps turning to a glass of wine, or more. This then has knock-on effects, like your sleep being impacted by that late-night thriller, or extra vino. And then the next day, we feel sleep-deprived, and perhaps irritable on top of the existing stress! And then this turns into a pattern of life.
But when we properly, deeply relax, it feels different entirely.
Can you remember a time – even if it was just a glimmer of a moment – when you felt totally, completely at ease? Perhaps you were in nature, on a holiday, or at some other time? Go on – close your eyes now and touch into that feeling? Breathe into it. Linger here. And realise that THIS is your essential nature.
What would it be like to tap into this feeling on a regular basis? What would it be like to generate this delicious experience of calm at will? What if I told you that this is totally do-able and accessible through the practice of yoga nidra.
They say half an hour of yoga nidra is the same as up to four hour’s sleep, as in the process, your brain shifts from beta, an awakened state with lots of brain activity, to alpha, a more relaxed state. In alpha, the mood-regulating hormone serotonin gets released, and this has beneficial effects.
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