I haven't always been a fan of yoga. In my younger years I strongly resisted anything that my body really needed!! For those who know me, recently (like in the last decade) I have become a fan of not only yoga, yoga in pregnancy, but also Acroyoga (Partner Yoga).
In fact my favourite ever Acroyoga movie with Chelsey Korus and Matt Giordano is here (truly makes my heart melt the connection they show it's like a modern Dirty Dancing):
SO WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?
Until recently I had never heard of Yoga Nidra. It has a kinda funny name.. and I was uncertain about yoga that could be done laying in bed falling asleep!
How wrong was I! Mary Houston's Earphones At Bedtime Free Yoga Nidra series is truly lifechanging... and better still you don't have to a thing to benefit.
How it works is that she sends you a downloadable sound file (MP4) that you can save to your phone. Then you simply listen to it as you are falling asleep. The course lasts for 3 weeks, and you receive a free meditation each week.
Mary's voice is very easy to listen to (unlike some meditation downloads) and you listen as you drift off to sleep. The best part is that you can still benefit even if you are asleep! I highly recommend this to exhausted, stressed out Mums!
The biggest difference that listening to the Yoga Nidra made to me is that what little sleep I get (as the mother of a young toddler) I wake up feeling more rested. When I'm only getting 5 hours a night of sleep I need every hour to count!
I did a coaching session with Mary recently, and she explained to me how her passion is helping women who are dealing with infertility and loss. She has an innate ability to sense what is going on with you, and then give you the tools to deal with it. At the start of the session she made some notes about what her inner voice was telling her about my blocks and she was dead spot on!! Kinda like she was mindreader ;)
I had no idea that I even had blocks that causing me such grief, much less how to deal with them. She also gave me homework, so that I can continue to work on my blocks even after my session. Each day I need to keep track of my negative thinking... which is starting to make me realise just how prevalent it can be in your life while you are totally unaware.
Mary herself used her Yoga Nidra method to move past multiple miscarriages and conceive a healthy baby. It was lovely being able to chat to someone who herself has been through such huge life changing events. She gets it because she has been there.
FREE EARPHONES AT BEDTIME 3 WEEK SERIES
If you are curious about Yoga Nidra and would like to try Mary's Free Earphones at Bedtime 3 Week Series here is the link: Earphones At Bedtime
If you are wondering what else you may need help with as a new Mum, you can access my Crunchy Mums Comprehensive Prenatal Checklist below.