Here’s a fun fact for you:
The United States Army uses an ancient yogic practice to help mitigate and manage the immense load of stress they face.
To explain this discovery, let me rewind to 2006 when The United States Department of Defense decided to conduct new research on methods for helping their soldiers handle the mental rigors they face...
They wanted to know the effects of Yoga Nidra on PTSD levels in soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Although the results of this study are not available for the general public, the US Army has been implementing Yoga Nidra practice weekly for its soldiers ever since.
Safe to say, they must have found something they like.
But why Yoga Nidra?
Well, Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep.
Unlike other types of yoga, when you practice Yoga Nidra the only thing you have to do is to lay on your back with your eyes closed.
And listen to the voice that will guide you through the breathing practice.
That’s right, there are no other movements, or poses involved.
This means anyone can do this type of yoga.
There are many benefits of practicing Yoga Nidra, but above all, the purpose is to promote a deep level of relaxation.
Once you reach this depth of relaxation, your body finds it easier to fall and stay asleep.
Many people with post-traumatic stress syndrome have trouble sleeping.
But with the help of Yoga Nidra, it becomes easier to fall and stay asleep.
Now you might not serve in the US Army Force, but if you struggle with sleeping through the night, are considered a restless sleeper, wake up feeling as if you didn’t sleep at all...
Then I’d encore you to try Yoga Nidra.
The best way to practice this yoga style is to do it with a guide.
Luckily these days you can do it at the comfort of your home and have a guide through Zoom or even find one on YouTube.
Here’s my favourite YouTube video guide that I’ve been practicing recently.
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