Classroom of Yogis practicing yoga nidra in costa rica

Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a state of complete relaxation. It is a meditation technique that can be practiced at bedtime or any time of day. Yogic sleep is one of the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The goal of this practice is to reach a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. This state involves focusing on breath awareness, body awareness, and visualization. Yoga Nidra has been shown to provide numerous health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, and reducing blood pressure.

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Two YTT Trainees learning alignment of the spine in Downward Dog at the Wall

A 2018 study in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine found that yoga injuries have increased quite a bit, particularly in the golden age population. In fact, yoga injuries have become almost twice as common in 2014 as they were in 2001, resulting in 29,590 yoga-related injuries seen in the emergency room over this 14-year period. 

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10 Signs You Are Ready for a Yoga Teacher Training!