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Yoga Nidra for Anxiety with Clara Roberts-Oss

Calm Your Nervous System with
 Yoga Nidra for Anxiety and Stress

Yoga Nidra translates to ‘Yogic Sleep’ is a state of conscious rest where healing and restoration occur. 

A scientific study found that Yoga Nidra is a more effective method to decrease anxiety than meditation and Hatha yoga. 

Yoga Nidra is also shown to assist with depression and provides a therapeutic approach to stress. 

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Slows down brain waves
  • Encourages muscles to relax
  • Lessens chronic pain
  • Settles heart rate
  • Activates rest and digest

Just three simple steps to get started

Yoga Nidra for anxiety is an accessible approach to create calm in the body and mind.

Come to your mat, lay down, and close your eyes.

Breathe deeply and soften your body against the ground.

Listen to the guided meditation and drop into conscious rest.

What's included in Yoga Nidra:

  • Guided meditation
  • Body scan
  • Chakra work
  • Kosha exploration
  • Visualization
  • Affirmation
  • Intention setting

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An exercise for deep relaxation to release anxiety, stress, and tension

Who Should Do Yoga Nidra?

A soothing practice that’s great for everyone.

  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • No props are needed.
  • May be done anywhere, anytime.
  • Great for individuals who suffer chronic pain, injury, trauma, and mental health-related issues.

Take a Yoga Nidra class on Practice with Clara to experience the power of conscious rest.

 

This is where we heal; when we open to slowing down and allowing the nervous system to rest and deregulate. Rest and digest mode is the function of the parasympathetic nervous system where we are able to feel more deeply, digest food and experiences better, and make decisions based on reflection over impulse.

Explore two of the popular Yoga Nidra practices to experience the benefits of guided meditation.

Illumination: Guided Yoga Nidra for Better Sleep

A grounding yoga Nidra practice to bring awareness to your inner light.

This class works with meditation, body scan, visualization, and affirmation practices to encourage a deeper state of rest and release. 

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that involves Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) to come into a relaxed state of consciousness where the mind rests between waking and sleep. 

Into the Darkness: Yoga Nidra with Restorative Poses

Our connection to the earth can be a tool to help us ground.

This class features a guided Yoga Nidra practice. Take a break from the busyness of your mind and breathe into how you feel in this restorative yoga and meditation class. 

When we rest while we’re awake, we have the ability to go into a meditative state. Restorative yoga features longer holds and fewer postures to encourage the muscles to relax. 

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✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

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  • Unique events and workshops
  • Downloadable assets including:
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  • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
  • Q&A sessions with Clara
  • & much more!

Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

The 7-day programs include: 

  • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
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These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
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These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 30-days
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

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6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

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