Yoga Nidra – light UWE Bristol Women’s History Month (Rescheduled)

Thu 12 May 2022 12:00-13:00


The event will take place on Zoom. To secure your place at the event please complete the registration form


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Yoga Nidra translates as 'yogic sleep' in Sanskrit. It is a form of guided meditation while resting comfortably (lying down or sitting supported) whereby a guided visualisation helps to support the body to rest and recover, while the mind has a restful awareness. Note: Yoga Nidra is a practice with no barriers. As there are no asanas (yoga poses), every body can do it.

Set Up: Calm space

Props: For guests to get the most out of the experience, bring a mat, blanket (two if you get cold), pillows and an eye mask. Comfort is a good thing!

No recording: Please note no recording in any form is permitted during this ‘virtual’ presentation.

Method: Yoga Nidra involves lying still (and keeping warm) on a yoga mat. It can also be done sitting on a chair, wrapped in a blanket.


Yoga Nidra

Making subtle tweaks to your lifestyle and introducing Slow Living will allow you to be more productive, increase focus and transform your life in all areas.

Yoga Nidra involves lying down and embarking on a highly creative, dynamic and powerful visual journey, whilst allowing your body to enter a deeply restorative slumber.

In our session of Yoga Nidra the guests will experience the following

  • Centring practice to begin coming into the present moment.
  • Setting an intention, the Sankalpa which will become deeply embedded in their conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.
  • Rotation of Consciousness – allowing the body to release tension from each part of the body.
  • A deep restorative breathing practice.
  • Manifestation of Opposites - connecting the two sides of the brain (creative and logical) through creative visualisation techniques.
  • A deeper creative visualisation – a journey to experience pure Bliss.
  • Revisiting their intention – planting their Sankalpa in their subconscious mind in order to allow manifestation to occur.


The Benefits of the Yoga Nidra:

  • 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent to 4 hours of deep restorative sleep.
  • Improves emotional self-regulation – reducing levels of depression, stress, and anxiety.
  • Activates the parasympathetic nervous system. Allowing the body to reset, restore and revive naturally.
  • The practice cultivates a deeper connection between mind and body, stimulating a soothing state of conscious relaxation.
  • It is truly inclusive! Anybody can do it as no physical activity is involved.
  • Taking a ‘Constructive Pause’ will also allow guests to relax and rest totally, releasing any stress that they are experiencing and leading to more creativity and transformation.


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