Yoga Nidra With Julie – Guided Relaxation Albums
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation and is an excellent way to help keep the mind focused on the present moment.
You can use the Yoga Nidra techniques on their own, or in addition to the practice of sitting in silent meditation.
How to “do” Yoga Nidra
The practice of Yoga Nidra is simply the practice of awareness, of observing everything as it is during a guided meditation—sensations, thoughts and emotions. It is typically done lying comfortably on your back, with the support of cushions or blankets, as needed. You may also be seated in a chair, if this is more comfortable.
Think of how you typically feel during those moments just before you fall asleep, not quite awake and yet not quite sleeping. The state of Yoga Nidra feels similar, as you remain awake and calm and listen to the guided meditation.
You’ll hear verbal cues to become aware of sensations in the body and to visualize images. These techniques, coupled with breathing awareness, prepare your mind to be receptive to hearing and accepting positive statements.
Here, you will state your intention (or sankalpa, in Sanskrit) of how you would like your life to be —good health, a calm and peaceful mind, confidence and success, patience, a change in your relationships — whatever your heartfelt desire is. This is how Yoga Nidra can truly become a gateway to transformation.
Read more info in this Yoga Nidra article.
Buy/download Julie’s Yoga Nidra albums here (also on iTunes, GooglePlay, Pandora and Spotify):
The “CALM” Yoga Nidra relaxation album includes breathing and visualization techniques to create inner harmony. It promotes deep rest in the body, and encourages personal transformation through the use of affirmations.
PURPOSE: Connect with an inner sense of well being and ultimately with your life’s purpose; bringing more meaning to your life.
It has been rewarding and inspiring to receive feedback on how the Yoga Nidra “CALM” album has brought ease to so many people. Thank you for letting me be a small part of that. May the “PURPOSE” album be an equally meaningful experience. — Julie
Buy/download the “PURPOSE” album here (also on iTunes, GooglePlay, Pandora and Spotify):
This “PURPOSE” guided relaxation album helps you connect with an inner sense of well being, and ultimately with your life’s purpose. Cultivate an underlying feeling of calm certainty and feel empowered to make your intentions a reality; bringing more meaning to your life.
34,000+ plays on Insight Timer meditation app
Give your mind a break from its constant internal dialogue, jumping from one thought to the next. Ease the restless mind, reduce stress and experience improved sleep.
Yoga Nidra is accessible and beneficial to beginners as well as experienced practitioners — all you need is a willingness to lie still and listen to the guided relaxation.
If you are buying the physical CD, you can also enjoy the photographs of the monarch butterfly which I watched emerging from its chrysalis in our garden. The photographs capture some of the magic I experienced as I witnessed the marvel and mystery of nature unfold in front of me.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra:
An hour of Yoga Nidra is believed to be the equivalent of four hours of typical sleep!
Other benefits include:
- Increased vitality
- Reduced stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Enhanced concentration
- Clearing negative thoughts and beliefs
- Changing destructive habits
- Emotional and physical healing
- Encouraging love and compassion for self and for others
I wish you calm, contentment, and meaning in your life, through the practice of Yoga Nidra. Namaste.