Sleeping is not something that only determines whether you are tired or alert. Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep helps the body remain healthy and free from disease. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can weaken your abilities to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories.
Most adults need between seven and nine hours of nightly sleep. Work schedules, stress, a bad bedroom environment, and medical conditions can all prevent us from having enough sleep. A healthy diet and habits can help ensure enough sleep each night – but for some, chronic lack of sleep may be the first sign of a sleep disorder.
So just how important is sleep?
Let us go over the long-term effects of not getting the proper sleep.
Without proper sleep, the brain can’t regenerate properly. This can show itself as forgetfulness, irritability, mood swings, depression, …
Our stress levels affect our sleep. Stress has become part of our daily life. Some stress is healthy stress and some not. When the unhealthy stress is not controlled it creates physical and mental disease. Stress drains our energy, deprives the brain and the organs of the necessary resources. That is why in stressful situations our capability to think reduces considerably and we feel tired and lazy. Because of this, we are not able to analyze properly, and we get confused between important and unimportant.
Statistics show that getting less than 6 hours of sleep on a continuous basis makes you more likely to suffer from heart disease and developing a stroke.
Not enough sleep affects your weight because your metabolism will not function properly.
Studies found that when you are sleep deprived your immune system is weaker. This hinders the healing and repair of the body, resulting in illness.
Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
I have developed a complete yoga nidra video series to help you fall asleep easy and have a deep good night rest. The program consists of 3 hours of practices: guided meditation, breathwork, yin and restorative yoga, facial yoga.
It has many benefits:
Rejuvenates the body The body will go into a mode of deep relaxation. Regular practice helps the body to go into deep states of healing and rejuvenation. The body functions become minimal, metabolism slows down and the hormonal function increases. Therefore, the body gets a chance to repair and release toxins out of the system.
Reduces stress Sometimes we also have suppressed or repressed emotions which create constant stress in the body and the mind. With the regular practice of Yoga Nidra, slowly you can become aware of your subconscious and the hidden issues. With the increased awareness you can release these concerns and let them go.
Improves concentration During Yoga Nidra, you practice staying focused on the instructions of the teacher and move the awareness to the different body parts and sensations. In the beginning, the mind keeps wandering, but as you try to follow the instructions, you keep bringing the mind back to the body. Slowly, with regular practice, you can stay with the instructions longer and longer and the mind starts to distract less and less.
Improves memory With the practice of Yoga Nidra, you improve your ability to be attentive, to concentrate, to improve your memory. As your subconscious gets rid of unnecessary baggage and information overload, you free up mental space and your subconscious becomes more active and clearer.
Improves nervous system During the practice of Yoga Nidra, we activate the parasympathetic nervous system. We work on the subconscious to release stress and stay in a peaceful and observant state. That is why Yoga Nidra helps to rejuvenate the body. With the regular practice of Yoga Nidra, you will be able to improve the overall nervous system regulation and response.
Yoga Nidra is a subtle, yet very powerful practice that can help you deal with every-day stress and triggers. But it can offer you so much more healing and growth, as the practice holds the potential to release deep-seated traumas and guide your awareness toward your most authentic self. You will experience a deeper sense of peace and re-connect more profoundly with yourself. The practice of Yoga Nidra leads you into a state of harmonious, restful being.
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