Yoga Nidra is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the most accessible to all ages and abilities. It is also a much-needed antidote to the modern-day 'predator' that plagues our everyday lives, and that is stress. Translated as ‘yogic sleep’, Nidra is a state of conscious awareness that goes below surface tensions to release and transform stress at its deepest level, bringing about an immense depth of relaxation, a sense of wholeness, and even the feeling of having returned home to your true self.
With a trend in mindfulness becoming a popular practice, my hope is that perfectionism will begin to decline. When the perfectionist is continually critiquing their past performances and conversations or worrying about future activities or commitments, they are not living mindfully in the moment. Letting go of perfection allows us to live in the present and to be mindful of what’s in front of us.