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The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

June 28, 2021

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra has been practiced for thousands of years, it is as ancient as yoga itself and forms an important part of the practice. Current studies have revealed that it increases dopamine* production, it can help heal trauma and it greatly reduces stress and anxiety. Yoga Nidra is practiced in various clinics around the world to help combat addiction and to relieve symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

*Dopamine is a chemical found in the brain it is known as the feel-good neurotransmitter, it brings joy and happiness and is often referred to as that “feel good” chemical.

Yoga Nidra is something everyone can do, there is no need for equipment and when practiced regularly it brings many benefits including -

Improved concentration and focus.

Emotional clarity.

Reduces anxiety.

Improves sleep pattern and quality of sleep.

Improves patience and tolerance.

Reduces anger and frustration.

Encourages a more positive outlook.

Increases compassion.

Enhances mood.

Improves relationships.

Regulates heart rate and blood pressure.

Enhances immune system.

Improves performance at work and in education.

Reduces fatigue.

Raises energy levels.

Reduces stress hormones.

Helps to eliminate muscular stress and tension.

Improves posture.

Enhances digestion. 

This blog article was written by Sue Fuller creator of the Yoga 2 Hear range of audio yoga classes and teacher training courses.