Activating the Relaxation Response in Yoga Nidra and how it allows Nervous System Repair.


The relaxation response balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and balances the left and right brain. Through the process of yoga nidra, your brain shifts from beta, an awakened state with lots of brain activity, to alpha, being more relaxed state. When you access the alpha brain wave state, the mood-regulating hormone serotonin gets released, and this calms you down.


The Alpha state helps you to power down and come into rest state with slower restorative brain wave activity. As we deepen into our practice of yoga nidra we move through alpha, into a theta brain-wave state, the dream state.

Emotional integration and release happen here, and structures in the brain change. It’s where your being enters the gap of nothingness. After theta, you are guided to delta the most restorative state, your organs regenerate and the stress hormone cortisol is removed from your system. It’s here our bodies have a chance to restore their systems.


In our culture, very few of us access deep states of sleep and rest like theta and delta regularly; consequently our bodies don’t get the chance to restore themselves. Through the guided experience of iRest yoga nidra you can access the deeper delta brain wave state inaccessible through conventional sleep.


It is below the fourth state of consciousness, below delta, where your brain is thoughtless. This state of deep surrender, where your consciousness is so far away from the physical body not everyone who practices yoga nidra accesses or touches this state, yet the phenomena of it is available through regular practice. This state is not a practical state for everyday life yet here you are able to rewire your thoughts and emotions because your subconscious mind is open to intentions and affirmations, more so than your waking state. From this state in yoga nidra you are guided back to your full awake state.


Through the practice of regular iRest yoga nidra we rest more and balance our nervous system and access the deeper healing brain waves accessing a freedom of spirit between emotions and thoughts and the ability to carry a sense of ease through our day.


iRest yoga nidra is simple to learn and easy to practice. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical ability or experience with meditation. Students mostly practice lying down. Once learned, iRest becomes a set of tools for life.

New 8 week course starts Saturday February 1 @1:30pm – 2:30pm

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“ So enjoyable, transformative and incredibly supportive beautiful space to be in. I have learnt how to relax deeply and to be present and aware of feelings in the body” Marika 51


I experienced improved confidence and resilience, better integration of self, knowing you are not alone and other people need healing too.  I learnt to release negative energy and find calm and my PTSD is having less hold on me. Miki 24

I could’ve come forever. I experienced improved moods, more stability and confidence. Emily 37

I seem to be sleeping better! I feel restored after each session. Fiona 45

I am taking less anxiety medication after 4 weeks of the course and feeling more grounded and have an improved quality of life on so many levels. I feel calmer after a lot of feelings were brought to the surface safely. Thank you . Ashleigh 24

I experienced reduced anxiety. I enjoyed the sense of safety and support. Uyen 26


New 8 week course starts Saturday February 1 @1:30pm – 2:30pm

Kundalini House

Bookings 9482 4325 or via website..