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You guys! Have you ever heard of, or practiced Yoga Nidra before?
If not, then you’re totally missing out.
Yoga..wha? Is what most people say when they hear of Yoga Nidra for the first time. So don’t be embarrassed, you’re far from alone.
The fact is, Yoga Nidra is one of the bestest, most good for you things you can do with your eyes shut while remaining awake. I can’t think of *too* many other things you can say that about, right? 😉
Anyway, let me tell you more about it…
First of all I have to say – I LOVE Yoga Nidra! As much as I love big warm hugs and snuggling under a blankie. Maybe more.
I mean, this stuff is a top shelf relaxation technique, people. It’s also an act of self-love that you can do for yourself every day and it will yield results. That’s a promise.
So what is it again, I hear you ask?
Okay. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation you do while lying down and its considered to be more rejuvenative than sleep! OR if you’re having trouble sleeping then it will either help you get to sleep (which is okay, too) or provide you with a wakeful-yet-restive alternative to feeling miserable about your insomnia.
Yoga Nidra is also excellent for reducing stress, depression, anxiety and generally making you feel better about life.
I wrote a little about Swami Satyananda – the founder of Yoga Nidra – a couple of years back when he passed away.
If you’re a yoga geek then I also recommend reading his book on the topic, too.
About the give-away
It was via the happy accident of blogging and tweeting about hummus, that I first came to know of the lovely Sevapuri and his wife Sevadevi.
We don’t talk a great deal, but we’ve met in person a couple of times and Sevapuri is always around on Twitter, where we regularly exchange messages.
Both Sevapuri and Sevadevi are lovely souls and personally I’m jealous of all the kirtan they have going on in Sydney!
Anyway, Sevapuri and Sevadevi now run Annandale Yoga, and the first I was aware of Sevadevi’s Yoga Nidra recording was a direct message on Twitter offering me a copy. Because that’s just the kind of people that they are.
Of course being beautiful and generous souls, not one but THREE copies arrived in my letterbox. I gave one to my neighbour (the wonderful person who made me food when I was really sick last year – she really needs some chill time right now)… and I thought I’d give the copy away here.
Just to keep paying forward the generosity and the love!
I’ve trialled Sevadevi’s CD of course. It contains a short and a long Yoga Nidra practice (23 and 32 minutes respectively), as well as a beautiful Heart Meditation that you can do in a pinch, anytime/anywhere.
Its all about creating a bit of space and calmness in your life…
As a bonus: Sevadevi has a gorgeous velvety voice that you’ll never get tired of listening to.
This is a quality Yoga Nidra and meditation CD, and YOU could be the lucky winner of a copy!
Be in it to win it!
It’s very simple. Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.
To enter: Leave a comment below sharing your favourite thing to do to unwind and/or re-connect with the world when you’re feeling crappy.
Bonus entry: Share this give-away on Twitter or Facebook and let me know you’ve done so in the comments below.
The mission being to raise awareness of Yoga Nidra and get more people curious to give it a try!
Entries close: Friday 15th June
Lots of love to y’all.
Hello! I love this: “Its all about creating a bit of space and calmness in your life…” My favourite thing to do to unwind or reconnect with the world when I’m feeling crappy…is to gather my two babies in a giant HUG!, then turn on lively music and start a dance party with them! Lately, with my struggle against the odds to get pregnant again (less than 1% chance, just like with my son), and the surprise announcement this week that alcoholism has invaded our family in a way I thought not possible, I have been meditating more in solitude as I go to bed. Yoga Nidra sounds AMAZING and for a mama with little time to sleep – it sounds VERY necessary. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win this!
I tweeted your giveaway 🙂
Sean D said:
yoga nidra helps me unwind as well!
Sean D said:
and i tweeted the giveaway as well!
Warriors and Goddesses said:
whenver I’m feeling particularly crappy, I usually call my mum. Some mum perspective and listening is always helpful. Otherwise a luxurious hot bath and a super long meditation afterwards and an early night, so I am refreshed to do things better tomorrow.
I LOVE yoga nidra. I cannot even express enough how much I love it!!
When I need to unwind or I’m feeling crappy, I:
– do yoga (I know, what a cliche, right?!), especially restorative yoga
– go for a walk (just getting outside makes me feel better right away!)
– watch a sunset
Thank you, Svasti for sharing with us! Some of the things I do to counter crappy feelings include:
– Writing, even though I normally don’t feel like it
– Curling up with a hot beverage in the ‘prayer of my hands’ – usually rooibos :o)
– Not surprisingly, yoga … getting lost in the self-forgetting movement
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how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
A lot more people need to check this out and understand this side of the story.
I was surprised you aren’t more popular given that you surely have