In nine seconds, your next episode will start without any effort on your part. The effort comes in when you finally decide to press a button to stop the damn thing so you can go to bed.
Your favorite entertainment providers developed a brilliant algorithm that makes it completely effortless to keep watching their programming because they are totally hip to the notion that making behavior unconscious is the key to continuing that behavior.
Nope, not asking you to give up any of your favorite entertainment (we love our shows too!), just making a point here. Oh, and giving you the gentlest of nudges to use that same strategy for your own well-being.
The power of Yoga Nidra (Nidra means sleep in Sanskrit) is exactly in its effortlessness as a meditation technique. In Nidra, you lay down, stretch out and get completely comfortable before beginning the meditation. There’s no physical effort whatsoever. If fact, you’re encouraged to be as still and quiet as possible.
No one had to teach you how to sleep, which is why Nidra is so effective. It taps into your body’s innate ability to relax itself in order to let the mind slip into the same state as sleep. Once you’re there, you can harness lots of juicy superpowers that allow stresses, anxieties, even major emotional traumas and addictions to give you up. Another benefit is that this can happen without ever having to examine them in verbal detail, as we’re often encouraged to do in talk therapy. Yoga Nidra bypasses the need for all that, and goes directly to the brain states that are WAY better than sheer willpower to create lasting behavioral change in your life.
So if you’re looking to let go of stress, anxiety, trauma, addiction with the same effort it takes to keep watching your favorite show, we’re just sayin’ – you need Nidra.
All Y’All Yoga offers two, 45 minute Nidra sessions per week: Sundays at 11AM EST and Fridays 4:30PM EST. Come try this effortless yet super-charged meditation technique for yourself.
We even have hand-crafted lavender eye pillows and custom-commissioned charcoaled bamboo blankets by local fabric artists for you to use during Yoga Nidra classes, or to purchase one for your home practice. Stay tuned next Monday for more information on these lovely meditation tools.
Love Y’all, see you soon.