Yoga Nidra is a form of guided relaxation accessible to all. It is usually done lying down but can also be enjoyed sitting.
Yoga Nidra is similar to self-hypnosis and can be used throughout pregnancy for relaxation and as mental preparation for birthing and becoming a parent.
Yoga Nidra can also be used postnatally for relaxation and recovery.
All you require is a comfortable place to lie or sit and simply listen (see Creating Your Nest).
NB: If you are in the third trimester of pregnancy it is recommended that lie on your left side for these practices (see Side-lying Relaxation).
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