Benefits of Yoga Nidra: A Client's Story
Hello curious person
I previously wrote about the wonderful benefits of Yoga Nidra. In that post, I mentioned that the experience is truly unique to the practitioner. During my training, I worked with a client who decided they would like to experience Yoga Nidra (they had never heard of it before) due to the fantastic things I had said. They have kindly allowed me to share their reflections with you.
I conducted a consultation and tailored a personalised script to their needs. They hoped Yoga Nidra would assist them in de-stressing and managing their anxiety. The script included content, words and themes shared during our meeting. We met for three sessions, on a one-to-one basis, over the space of a month.
Here are some of my client's reflections following the three sessions:
Appreciation for their body as it is
Acceptance within and about themselves
Content, completed relaxed and understood the meaning of conscious rest
Became aware of tension in the body they hadn't noticed
Experienced sensory response during the visualisation
A feeling of empowerment
All their troubles and stresses dissolved during the practice of Yoga Nidra
This is a very brief summary of some of the things they encountered during our sessions. Their biggest takeaway was that it is a powerful experience that allowed them to reconnect with themselves. They left sessions feeling more relaxed, energised and ready to deal with whatever life threw at them.
They would recommend anyone who is intrigued to try it out and commit to the process. Their experience changed with each session as layers of challenge/resistance/frustration peeled away. Ease in, let go and trust the process.
I too learnt so much from this one-to-one exchange.
Thank you for taking the time to read this