109 episodes

thank you for being here.

we all discover yoga nidra/nsdr for different reasons and one truth remains, awareness is the key to remapping our mind. here, you will discover the REST you deserve and need to RESTORE your nervous system on the road to a better sleep and life. Yoga Nidra & Beyond is a space for wellbeing, mental fitness and radical self acceptance. every wednesday you are invited to join ayla nova as you reset and dive deep into your own sleep yoga/nsdr experience. every practice will be unique, even when practiced again and again.

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your support of Yoga Nidra & Beyond is always appreciated; you help ayla nova create more practices and content for you to experience. if this practice has been helpful and you wish to offer the 'Gift of Gratitude', click HERE.

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Yoga Nidra & Beyond | Ayla Nova Yoga Nidra & Beyond

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 155 Ratings

thank you for being here.

we all discover yoga nidra/nsdr for different reasons and one truth remains, awareness is the key to remapping our mind. here, you will discover the REST you deserve and need to RESTORE your nervous system on the road to a better sleep and life. Yoga Nidra & Beyond is a space for wellbeing, mental fitness and radical self acceptance. every wednesday you are invited to join ayla nova as you reset and dive deep into your own sleep yoga/nsdr experience. every practice will be unique, even when practiced again and again.

rest well, be well 🖤☁️✨

Let me know how the podcast is doing:

🖤✨ Leave a Review for Ayla Nova 🙏✨

your support of Yoga Nidra & Beyond is always appreciated; you help ayla nova create more practices and content for you to experience. if this practice has been helpful and you wish to offer the 'Gift of Gratitude', click HERE.

NEW FOR ALL PODCAST LISTENERS!
Offer a monthly sponsorship of $5.99USD to sponsor and support my offerings you can go to:

https://bit.ly/ThankYouforBeingHere

***for more content go to YouTube

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    N.104 Restorative Yoga Nidra for Deep Sleep | 40 Minutes | NSDR

    N.104 Restorative Yoga Nidra for Deep Sleep | 40 Minutes | NSDR

    Experience the ultimate Yoga Nidra session designed to help you achieve deep, restorative sleep. This session takes you on a journey to unwind, relax, and release tension, allowing you to tap into your subconscious and find a place of inner peace. Let go of the day's worries and prepare your mind and body for a rejuvenating night's sleep with this powerful practice. Press play and say goodbye to sleepless nights as you dive into the world of Yoga Nidra for a truly restful slumber.

     "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."  
    — Anne Lamott

    Under gentle guidance, this Yoga Nidra practice will enable you to:
    • Reduce stress and mental fatigue
    • Enter the gateway to deep, restorative sleep
    • Promote emotional balance

    🌟 What to Expect:
    • An introduction to the principles of Yoga Nidra
    • Setting a personal intention (Sankalpa) for mental calm
    • Guided techniques for deep mental relaxation
    • A comprehensive Yoga Nidra journey focusing on rooting into the present moment

    🧘 Who This is For:
    This Yoga Nidra session is perfect for anyone struggling with insomnia, anxiety, or overthinking and for those who want to enhance the quality of their sleep. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, you will find this practice beneficial. No prior meditation experience is necessary—just come as you are and allow yourself to be guided into a restful sleep.
    By the end of our session, you'll emerge with a quieter mind and a renewed sense of inner peace, more prepared to handle life's challenges with grace and presence.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:12 Welcoming Words from Ayla Nova
    01:55 Preparing for Yoga Nidra
    03:33  Nervous System Rest | Deep Breathing
    04:33 The Practice of Yoga Nidra Begins Now

    Special thanks to the community supporters:
    🌟Ronald M
    🌟Gina G
    🌟Joe J
    🌟Vbellingan
    🌟Laura TM
    🌟Lucas S

    Sponsor & Support Ayla Nova Nidra through 'Gifts of Gratitude':
    https://bio.site/aylanovanidra  -or-  https://www.aylanova.com

    🔄 When to Practice:
    Yoga Nidra (NSDR) is a resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and to receive deep restorative rest. Return to it as often as needed to support your journey towards self-healing.

    🌌 Preparing for the Session:
    • Find a quiet, cozy spot
    • Lie down comfortably, ensuring your body is aligned
    • Close your eyes and gently turn your attention inward

    💭 Sankalpa (Intention):
    Feel free to use one of these intentions until you discover the Sankalpa that resonates deeply.
    • I AM Still.
    • I AM Present.
    • I AM Here.
    • I AM Free.

    🌜 After the Practice:
    Reflect on your experience and share your journey in the comments below. Your insights and stories are a valuable part of our community.

    📅 Stay Updated:
    • Sign up for the newsletter for updates on events, workshops, courses, and retreats.
    • Visit the website https://www.aylanova.com for additional resources.
    • Follow on Instagram for daily inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/aylanovanidra

    Thank you for being here. It is an honour to guide you through this practice. Together, we're stepping into a space of healing and transformation, walking new paths that lead us toward well-being and true freedom.

    Rest well. 
    Be well,

    Ayla Nova

    Namaskar....

    • 40 min
    N.103 The Ultimate Yoga Nidra For A Calm Mind & Better Sleep | 50 Minutes

    N.103 The Ultimate Yoga Nidra For A Calm Mind & Better Sleep | 50 Minutes

    Welcome to a specialized Yoga Nidra session guided by Ayla Nova, meticulously crafted to ease your mind and nurture a state of calm awareness. This session, often called NSDR (non-sleep deep rest) in Andrew Huberman's science-supported work, is a potent method for anyone seeking to alleviate mental clutter and overthinking and foster a tranquil mind through the timeless practice of yogic sleep. This practice has been proven to calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and enhance cognitive function!

    Under Ayla Nova's gentle guidance, this Yoga Nidra practice will enable you to:
    • Reduce stress and mental fatigue
    • Enhance your focus and mental clarity
    • Promote emotional balance

    🌟 What to Expect:
    • An introduction to the principles of Yoga Nidra
    • Setting a personal intention (Sankalpa) for mental calm
    • Guided techniques for deep mental relaxation
    • A comprehensive Yoga Nidra journey focusing on the stabilization of the mind

    🧘 Who This is For:
    Ideal for individuals grappling with overthinking and anxiety or those simply seeking deeper self-awareness. This session is designed to assist you in achieving a peaceful mental state, aiding both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. No meditation experience is necessary. All you require is the willingness to be open and ready to transform while you rest.
    By the end of our session, you'll emerge with a quieter mind and a renewed sense of inner peace, more prepared to handle life's challenges with grace and presence.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:12 Welcoming Words from Ayla Nova
    02:08 Preparing for Yoga Nidra
    03:00 Nervous System Rest | Deep Breaths
    04:10 The Practice of Yoga Nidra Begins Now

    Special thanks to the community supporters:
    🌟Ben A
    🌟Michael E
    🌟Tim A
    🌟Has F

    Sponsor & Support Ayla Nova Nidra through 'Gifts of Gratitude':
    https://bio.site/aylanovanidra  -or-  https://www.aylanova.com

    🔄 When to Practice:
    Yoga Nidra (NSDR) is a resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and to receive deep restorative rest. Return to it as often as needed to support your journey towards self-healing.

    🌌 Preparing for the Session:
    • Find a quiet, cozy spot
    • Lie down comfortably, ensuring your body is aligned
    • Close your eyes and gently turn your attention inward

    💭 Sankalpa (Intention):
    Feel free to use one of these intentions until you discover the Sankalpa that resonates deeply.
    • I AM Present.
    • I AM Peaceful.
    • I AM Tranquil. 
    • I AM Here.

    🌜 After the Practice:
    Reflect on your experience and share your journey in the comments below. Your insights and stories are a valuable part of our community.

    📅 Stay Updated:
    • Sign up for the newsletter for updates on events, workshops, courses, and retreats.
    • Visit the website https://www.aylanova.com for additional resources.
    • Follow on Instagram for daily inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/aylanovanidra

    Thank you for being here. It is an honour to guide you through this practice. Together, we're stepping into a space of healing and transformation, walking new paths that lead us toward well-being and true freedom.

    Rest well. 
    Be well,
    Ayla Nova
    Namaskar. 🙏

    🎼 Intro Music:  @cuemusicc  
    🎥 Intro Video: @sshabir (instagram)

    #yoganidra #nsdr #mentalclarity #mindfulness #calmmind

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    • 50 min
    N.102 Yoga Nidra: Embrace Self Love & Relaxation

    N.102 Yoga Nidra: Embrace Self Love & Relaxation

    Welcome to a transformative Yoga Nidra session guided by Ayla Nova. This session is designed to lead you into a state of deep relaxation and peaceful sleep. This practice, also known as NSDR (non-sleep deep rest), is a powerful tool for those looking to manage stress, anxiety, and insomnia through the ancient art of yogic sleep.

    In this session, Ayla Nova gently guides you through a soothing Yoga Nidra practice, allowing you to experience a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, this video will help you:
    • Alleviate daily stress and anxiety
    • Improve your sleep quality
    • Enhance overall well-being

    🌟 What to Expect:
    • Introduction to Yoga Nidra and its benefits
    • Integration of intention setting (Sankalpa)
    • Guided deep relaxation techniques
    • A full Yoga Nidra practice focusing on releasing fear and inviting love

    🧘 Who This is For:
    Whether you face challenges in maintaining healthy habits, pursuing goals, or simply being kind to yourself, this session fosters self-awareness and healing. No prior experience with meditation is needed—just come as you are!

    By the end of our session, you'll feel refreshed and more in tune with your inner wisdom, ready to move forward without the chains of self-doubt and hesitation.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:12 Welcoming Words from Ayla Nova
    01:44 Preparing for Yoga Nidra
    02:33 Nervous System Rest | Box Breathing
    03:44 The Practice of Yoga Nidra Begins Now

    Join the Layers of Being | LIVE Virtual Workshop | Recording Now Available
    Discover how to deepen your practice by understanding the Koshas and how they can be applied to life outside your yoga nidra practice.
    Register here: https://aylanovanidra.mykajabi.com/layersofbeing
    Special thanks to the community supporters:
    🌟Ben A
    🌟Michael E
    🌟Tim A
    🌟Monica G
    🌟Geoff P
    🌟Fernando I
    🌟Carl A
    🌟Brian L
    🌟Janine VDK

    Sponsor & Support Ayla Nova Nidra through 'Gifts of Gratitude':
    https://bio.site/aylanovanidra  -or-  https://www.aylanova.com

    🔄 When to Practice:
    Yoga Nidra (NSDR) is a resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and to receive deep restorative rest. Return to it as often as needed to support your journey towards self-healing.

    🌌 Preparing for the Session:
    • Find a quiet, cozy spot
    • Lie down comfortably, ensuring your body is aligned
    • Close your eyes and gently turn your attention inward

    💭 Sankalpa (Intention):
    Feel free to adopt one of these intentions or discover your own Sankalpa that resonates deeply with you.
    • I AM Deeply Rested
    • I Embrace Stillness.
    • I Welcome Tranquillity
    • I AM  at Peace

    🌜 After the Practice:
    Reflect on your experience and share your journey in the comments below. Your insights and stories are a valuable part of our community.

    📅 Stay Updated:
    • Sign up for the newsletter for updates on events, workshops, courses, and retreats.
    • Visit the website https://www.aylanova.com for additional resources.
    • Follow on Instagram for daily inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/aylanovanidra

    Thank you for being here. It is an honour to guide you through this practice. Together, we're stepping into a space of healing and transformation, walking new paths that lead us toward well-being and true freedom.

    Rest well. 
    Be well,
    Ayla Nova
    Namaskar. 🙏

    🎼 Intro Music:  @cuemusicc  
    🎥 Intro Video: @sshabir (Instagram)
    Music:


    #yoganidra #nsdr #yogicsleep #sleepyoga #completerest

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    • 35 min
    N.101 Self Sabotage Recovery: Yoga Nidra for Uncovering and Healing

    N.101 Self Sabotage Recovery: Yoga Nidra for Uncovering and Healing

    Welcome to a transformative Yoga Nidra session designed to help you release patterns of self-sabotage and embrace a more empowered version of yourself. In this guided meditation, we'll explore the subconscious mind, identifying and dissolving the barriers that keep you from reaching your full potential.

    🌟 What to Expect:
    • A brief introduction to self-sabotage and its impact on our lives.
    • A 30-minute guided Yoga Nidra meditation to deeply relax the body and access the subconscious.
    • Techniques to recognize self-sabotaging thoughts and replace them with affirmations of strength and self-compassion.

    🧘 Who This is For:
    Whether you face challenges in maintaining healthy habits, pursuing goals, or simply being kind to yourself, this session fosters self-awareness and healing. No prior experience with meditation is needed—just come as you are!
    By the end of our session, you'll feel refreshed and more in tune with your inner wisdom, ready to move forward without the chains of self-doubt and hesitation.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:12 Welcoming Words from Ayla Nova
    02:50 Preparing for Yoga Nidra
    03:55 The Practice of Yoga Nidra Begins Now

    🌙 Session Focus:
    • Self Sabotage Recovery
    • Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief
    • Enhanced Self-awareness and Healing

    Join the Layers of Being | LIVE Virtual Event | May 5 @ 5:55PM PT
    Discover how to deepen your practice by understanding the Koshas and how they can be applied to life outside your yoga nidra practice.
    Register here: https://aylanovanidra.mykajabi.com/layersofbeing

    Special thanks to the community supporters:
    🌟Kathryn T
    🌟Janine VDK
    🌟Geoff P
    🌟Fernando I

    Sponsor & Support Ayla Nova Nidra through 'Gifts of Gratitude':
    https://bio.site/aylanovanidra  -or-  https://www.aylanova.com

    🔄 When to Practice:
    Yoga Nidra (NSDR) is a resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and to receive deep restorative rest. Return to it as often as needed to support your journey towards self-healing.

    🌌 Preparing for the Session:
    • Find a quiet, cozy spot
    • Lie down comfortably, ensuring your body is aligned
    • Close your eyes and gently turn your attention inward

    💭 Sankalpa (Intention):
    Feel free to adopt one of these intentions or discover your own Sankalpa that resonates deeply with you.
    • I AM Deeply Rested
    • I Embrace Stillness.
    • I Welcome Tranquillity
    • I AM  at Peace

    🌜 After the Practice:
    Reflect on your experience and share your journey in the comments below. Your insights and stories are a valuable part of our community.

    📅 Stay Updated:
    • Sign up for the newsletter for updates on events, workshops, courses, and retreats.
    • Visit the website https://www.aylanova.com for additional resources.
    • Follow on Instagram for daily inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/aylanovanidra

    Thank you for being here. It is an honour to guide you through this practice. Together, we're stepping into a space of healing and transformation, walking new paths that lead us toward well-being and true freedom.

    Rest well. 
    Be well,
    Ayla Nova
    Namaskar. 🙏

    🎼 Intro Music:  @cuemusicc  
    🎥 Intro Video: @sshabir (Instagram)
    🎵Meditation Music: Meditation Relax Music | Dmytro Hurzhiy

    #yoganidra #nsdr #sleepyoga #selfsabotage


    Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/yoga-nidra-beyond-ayla-nova--5641302/support.

    • 31 min
    N.100 Ultimate Relaxation with Yoga Nidra | Voice Only | Healing Sleep Series

    N.100 Ultimate Relaxation with Yoga Nidra | Voice Only | Healing Sleep Series

    Welcome to a Yoga Nidra session designed to promote complete health and wellness. In this guided practice, Ayla Nova will lead you through a soothing Yoga Nidra that addresses the whole being—body, mind, and spirit. This ancient technique, often referred to as "yogic sleep," deeply relaxes the nervous system, aids in reducing stress and anxiety, and supports the healing of chronic pain and insomnia.

    Whether you seek holistic healing, deep rest or relaxation, this practice is tailored to encourage internal balance. We'll explore breath awareness, gentle body scanning, and visualization techniques that promote physical healing and mental clarity. Integrating Yoga Nidra into your daily routine can unlock a greater sense of peace and equanimity, essential for complete health.

    This session is suitable for all levels, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. No previous experience is required, just a quiet space and an open heart. Join me on this journey to discover how Yoga Nidra can be vital in your wellness toolkit, helping you embrace a life of health and serenity.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:12 Welcoming Words from Ayla Nova
    01:00 Special Announcement | Layers of Being 
    03:16 Preparing for Yoga Nidra
    04:19 Nervous System Rest | Physiological Sigh
    05:25 The Practice of Yoga Nidra Begins Now

    🌙 Session Focus:
    • Holistic Well-being
    • Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief
    • Enhanced Self-awareness and Healing

    Join the Layers of Being | LIVE Virtual Event | May 5 @ 5:55PM PT
    Discover how to deepen your practice by understanding the Koshas and how they can be applied to life outside your yoga nidra practice.
    Register here: https://aylanovanidra.mykajabi.com/layersofbeing

    Special thanks to the community supporters:
    🌟Joe J
    🌟SoCo Quiltbag
    🌟Rick V
    🌟Laura TM
    🌟Val ET
    🌟Janine VDK
    🌟Emily J
    🌟Jonathan K

    Sponsor & Support Ayla Nova Nidra through 'Gifts of Gratitude':
    https://bio.site/aylanovanidra  -or-  https://www.aylanova.com

    🔄 When to Practice:
    Yoga Nidra (NSDR) is a resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and to receive deep restorative rest. Return to it as often as needed to support your journey towards self-healing.

    🌌 Preparing for the Session:
    • Find a quiet, cozy spot
    • Lie down comfortably, ensuring your body is aligned
    • Close your eyes and gently turn your attention inward

    💭 Sankalpa (Intention):
    Feel free to adopt one of these intentions or discover your own Sankalpa that resonates deeply with you.
    • I AM Deeply Rested
    • I Embrace Stillness.
    • I Welcome Tranquillity
    • I AM  at Peace

    🌜 After the Practice:
    Reflect on your experience and share your journey in the comments below. Your insights and stories are a valuable part of our community.

    📅 Stay Updated:
    • Sign up for the newsletter for updates on events, workshops, courses, and retreats.
    • Visit the website https://www.aylanova.com for additional resources.
    • Follow on Instagram for daily inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/aylanovanidra

    Thank you for being here. It is an honour to guide you through this practice. Together, we're stepping into a space of healing and transformation, walking new paths that lead us toward well-being and true...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    N.099 Calm Your Nervous System with Yoga Nidra | Healing Sleep Series

    N.099 Calm Your Nervous System with Yoga Nidra | Healing Sleep Series

    Are you seeking a peaceful night's rest? This yoga nidra session is designed to soothe your nervous system, fostering a deep calm that prepares you for rejuvenating sleep.

    Thank you for voting! I am so grateful you chose this one! If this was not your topic of choice, don't worry! I will have Yoga Nidra sessions on the other topics soon!

    Until then, join me, Ayla Nova, as I guide you through a gentle journey into relaxation to harmonize your inner state and promote tranquillity within your mind, body, and soul. This practice is an invitation to release the day’s stresses and embrace the serenity needed for a restorative slumber.

    Whether battling insomnia or seeking a more peaceful sleep, this meditation is tailored to help you unwind and reset. Let go of tension as you ease into a restful night, waking up feeling refreshed and revitalized.

    Thank you for allowing me to be part of your nightly routine.

    00:00 Introduction
    00:12 Welcoming Words from Ayla Nova
    02:44 Preparing for Yoga Nidra
    03:33 Nervous System Reset | Physiological Sigh
    04:40 The Practice of Yoga Nidra Begins Now

    🌙 Session Focus:
    • Deep Relaxation Technisues
    • Stress & Anxiety Relief
    • Reset for the Nervous System

    Special thanks to the community supporters:
    🌟 Robyn L
    🌟 Denis D
    🌟 Jill C
    🌟 Raggety S
    🌟Johanna K
    🌟 Karen B
    🌟Yvonne D

    Sponsor & Support Ayla Nova Nidra through 'Gifts of Gratitude':
    https://bio.site/aylanovanidra -or- https://www.aylanova.com

    🔄 When to Practice:
    Yoga Nidra (NSDR) is a resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and to receive deep restorative rest. Return to it as often as needed to support your journey towards self-healing.

    🌌 Preparing for the Session:
    • Find a quiet, cozy spot
    • Lie down comfortably, ensuring your body is aligned
    • Close your eyes and gently turn your attention inward

    💭 Sankalpa (Intention):
    Feel free to adopt one of these intentions or discover your own Sankalpa that resonates deeply with you.
    • I AM at Peace. 
    • I AM at Ease.
    • I AM Whole.
    • I AM Resting.

    🌜 After the Practice:
    Reflect on your experience and share your journey in the comments below. Your insights and stories are a valuable part of our community.

    📅 Stay Updated:
    • Sign up for the newsletter for updates on workshops, courses, and retreats.
    • Visit the website https://www.aylanova.com for additional resources.
    • Follow on Instagram for daily inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/aylanovanidra

    Thank you for being here. It is an honour to guide you through this practice. Together, we're stepping into a space of healing and transformation, walking new paths that lead us toward well-being and true freedom.

    Rest well. 
    be well,
    Ayla Nova
    Namaskar. 🙏

    🎼 Intro Music:   @cuemusicc   
    🎥 Intro Video: @sshabir (instagram)
    🎵 Meditation Music: True Waves - Meditation Relax Music | Pond5

    #yoganidra #nsdr #nonsleepdeeprest #calmyournervoussystem

    Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/yoga-nidra-beyond-ayla-nova--5641302/support.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

LSondie ,

A heartfelt Gem of Healing

Effective and authentic healing meditation. Such a gift! Thank you deeply ❤️

ddtsn ,

Love

I’m so glad I came across this podcast! I love yoga nidra and it’s such an easy way to access a session in the comfort of your home. Thank you!

laura conley 18181818 ,

Best nidras!

Love you Ayla! If you want to rest and balance your nervous system- This is the podcast baby! Thank YOU for being here! I love your nidras! They are the best!! I do love the shorter ones!! Hehe! Thanks for offering all lengths! Appreciate you!

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