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Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli

Deep Relaxation Practices to Improve Sleep, Relieve Stress and Boost Energy and Creativity

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Yoga Nidra Made Easy by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli offers a comprehensive guide to the practice of yoga nidra, a deeply relaxing and restorative form of meditation that helps reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

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    Between asleep and awake – settling in

    Yoga nidra is among the most ancient practices of yoga. It can be translated either as yogic sleep or the yoga of sleep, but one thing is clear: it’s a deeply restorative practice that almost anyone can do on their own.

    That’s because even though you remain awake, yoga nidra guides you into calmer and calmer states of awareness beyond your usual mental chatter. There, you can tap into an effortless state of simply being rather than constantly doing. This fertile in-between territory offers a taste of profound freedom.

    The practice has an adaptogenic effect, too, meaning that it gives your mind and body exactly what is needed in the moment. For some, yoga nidra facilitates deep, restorative sleep. For others, it enhances energy and mental clarity. Most experience a combination, emerging both rested and alert.

    Over time, yoga nidra gently unwinds accumulated stress from the body and mind. With regular practice, you can progressively reconnect to your natural state of inner peace that lives beneath the surface agitation of daily life.

    This ancient practice also illuminates the profound power of rest, something that hustle culture or life optimization tend to downplay. Nidra shows you the freedom that awaits when you intentionally unplug from the action around you and open to effortless being.

    Particularly if you long to unwind but find seated meditation frustrating, yoga nidra may be the perfect practice for you. It meets you where you are, integrating meditation into the simple act of lying down to rest. The position is savasana or corpse-pose – meaning lying down as you would to rest or sleep naturally.

    So to settle into your nidra practice, find a calm space where you can stretch out as if you were going to sleep. Use pillows to support your neck and you can even tuck one under your knees to release your lower back. By all means, make your position more comfortable with blankets so you stay warm as your body temperature begins to lower in the meditation.

    As you would for a nap or night of sleep, you should take off eyeglasses or watches and wear comfortable clothes that allow you to breathe easily and be relaxed. In general, practice lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, so being able to fully relax for that time is the aim.

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    What is Yoga Nidra Made Easy about?

    Yoga Nidra Made Easy (2022) explores the roots and techniques of the practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep. This practice of meditation exploring the hypnagogic state between wakefulness and sleep boasts an impressive list of verified benefits, from stress relief and better sleep to boosting critical thinking, self-reflection, and creativity.

    Yoga Nidra Made Easy Review

    Yoga Nidra Made Easy (2019) is an informative guide on the practice of Yoga Nidra and its benefits for physical and mental well-being. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides a comprehensive introduction to Yoga Nidra, explaining the techniques and guiding readers through step-by-step practices.
    • The book includes real-life case studies and personal experiences that highlight the transformative power of Yoga Nidra, making it relatable and inspiring.
    • With its easy-to-follow instructions and clear explanations, the book ensures that readers can easily grasp and apply the principles of Yoga Nidra in their lives.

    Who should read Yoga Nidra Made Easy?

    • Anyone who is looking for an easy meditation practice – no guru required
    • Those looking for better sleep, stress relief, or personal insight
    • Yoga or fitness fans looking for more mind-body connection  

    About the Author

    Nirlipta Tuli and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli are the coauthors of Nidra Shakti and founders of the Yoga Nidra Network. They are both certified yoga therapists who practice in the UK.

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    The main message of Yoga Nidra Made Easy is to achieve deep relaxation and self-awareness through the practice of Yoga Nidra.

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    Yoga Nidra Made Easy is worth reading as it offers practical guidance and insights to enhance relaxation and improve overall well-being.

    Who is the author of Yoga Nidra Made Easy?

    The authors of Yoga Nidra Made Easy are Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli.

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