Yoga Nidra

Covid 19: 

A huge thank you to all NHS and other frontline staff. Those who are putting themselves at risk to support the rest of us are true heroes and my heartfelt gratitude to you all.

At this moment many of us find ourselves slowing down, becoming quiet and uncovering spaciousness. To support this I hope to offer regular Yoga Nidra recordings.

Yoga Nidra is the conscious sleep of the yogis. It is a guided relaxation, and more. The practise is best done lying on your back with a small cushion under the head and possibly a bolster/rolled blanket/cushions under the back of the knees. These supports help the pelvis to settle and to relieve and lower back niggles. However the practise can be done lying or seated in any position and so if you are more comfortable in another position please take that one. You may like to cover yourself with a blanket for an added sense of security and warmth. During the relaxation know that it is perfectly permitted to move if needs be, try to do this mindfully, think, “Ok, I want to move,” give it a moment and see if you still feel you want to move after a moment or two, the sensation will often pass but if you find you still want to move then do. This said, during the practise we do seek perfect stillness.

Allow the body, breath and mind a few moments to settle first and then press play.

I hope you enjoy the guided relaxation,

With love,



Bihar School of Yoga Nidra

Bihar School of Yoga Nidra

4 Responses to Yoga Nidra

  1. Amanda 16 April 2020 at 11:26 pm #

    About to do this – is it ok to do it just before I go to sleep

    • Hilly Kemp 17 April 2020 at 8:49 am #

      Hi Amanda, You can practise Yoga Nidra anytime when closing your eyes and being relaxed is appropriate. This may feel right for bedtime and in many ways it is. However, if you tuck yourself up in bed and press play you may well fall asleep. This may be a good thing, especially if falling asleep is difficult for you. There are specific Yoga Nidra for this purpose and you could visit for many free Nirda. However, if you wish to be conscious throughout this Nidra it would be better to lie in savasana/corpse pose on the floor and then transition to bed after. Hope this helps and thanks for contacting me. Happy relaxing. Hilly xxx

  2. Amanda 17 April 2020 at 12:12 am #

    Very releasing

    • Hilly Kemp 17 April 2020 at 8:50 am #

      Hi Amanda, So glad you enjoyed. I’ll let you know when I post another Nidra. Lots of love, Hilly xxx

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