There is a simple way to increase your endorphins...all while you rest.
It’s true! Sometimes all your body needs is simply time to be still. We often feel we need to be “doing” when really our human body’s are also designed to “just be”.
Prioritizing rest often gets back-burnered to the laundry list of to-do’s, especially during today’s challenging times. But I assure you, what you don’t focus on comes into view. This is your year to prioritize self-care and make the time!
Introducing Yoga Nidra
I tell you, the “whys” far outweigh the “why nots” when it comes to prioritizing Yoga Nidra in your life.
Here is what you need to know about this amazing practice:
- It reduces symptoms of PTSD - In 2006, the Department of Defense funded a study to explore the impact of Yoga Nidra on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who had been diagnosed with PTSD. It found that 85% of them reported improvements across multiple symptoms including headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and irritability. In 2010 the US Army Surgeon General endorsed Yoga Nidra as an intervention in treating chronic pain.
- It energetically balances the right and left sides of our brains, restoring healthy chemical and hormone levels. Studies show practicing Yoga Nidra regularlyincreases levels of GABA, melatonin, serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine and endorphins AND decreases levels of cortisol.Your body is gifted with an innate ability to heal and reset itself. Yoga Nidra helps awaken that ability.
- It delivers real rest in a fraction of the time. An hour of Yoga Nidra is as rejuvenating as 3 hours of sleep do to it’s powerful ability to move us from the “thinking mind” to the “feeling mind”. This powerful, guided sleep-based meditation practice uses a series of body, breath and awareness techniques to quiet the mind and relax the body.
Ready to find your zen? Even just one practice a week delivers powerful help benefits. That’s one hour of 168 hours in your week. Easy peezy!
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