Yoga Nidra for Mental Overwhelm | Attention Economy Series | Yoga with Melissa 496

by Melissa West on August 9, 2019

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Yoga Nidra


This 30-minute yoga nidra will take you out of the mind of emotional overwhelm and overthinking into a deeply embodied, relaxed and calm state. 

In the attention economy, there are many external factors from smartphones, computers, marketing, to social media that direct our attention, mostly up and out of our body. It is said that we check our phones 150xs a day and touch them 2600xs a day. This not only causes a deficit of attention, but also overwhelm of our nervous system. A practice like yoga nidra, which circulates our awareness through our body, can allow us to be more embodied and calm the negative effects of attention overwhelm. 

Benefits of being more embodied:

Shifts your mind from overthinking and overwhelm to an embodied experience

Gives you a chance to offer yourself non-abandoning, compassionate attention. Instead of ignoring or pushing away any physical or emotional pain, you stop and are present with the physical sensations in your body which gives them space to be. 

Reduces stress and anxiety

Increases your ability to focus

Improves sleep

Improves mindfulness, overall mood and well-being

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