Reiki and yoga nidra.

Do you ever come home from work feeling exhausted? Do you let yourself rest, or do you hurriedly start cooking dinner?

Do you ever come home from work after a bad day, tired and upset? Do you let yourself have a moment of self care, or do you look after everyone else first and leave your own needs until later?

Do you comfort eat, to get through this last part of the day, to soothe your frayed nerves, to fill the ache in your soul, and to give you that burst of sugar to see you through til sleep?

I have been known to do all of these, and more.

But I’ve found a new way of managing my energy levels, my need to process negative emotions in the most peaceful, non-violent way possible,  the needs of my soul, and the needs of my family.

It’s yoga nidra!

After work, before I begin to cook and clean, I take 20 minutes to lay down, and listen to a yoga nidra meditation. In yoga nidra the body rests profoundly and your mind approaches the state of pure awareness. I find that all my worries and cares melt away, and every muscle of my body breathes a sigh of relief. After yoga nidra, I feel refreshed and revitalised. And because I have taken time to nurture and nourish my body, mind and soul, I have so much more energy to give my loved ones. I also find I have enough energy, and enough contentment in my mind and emotions, that I no longer need to reach for snacks to get me through until dinner.

Some days I like to combine my yoga nidra practice with self-Reiki, for an added energy balance and boost.

Yoga nidra is wonderful for people of all ages. Kids love it, and there are many yoga nidra recordings designed especially for children. If you practice yoga nidra with your children after school, you’ll notice such a difference in your little ones after they’ve had a few minutes of this deep relaxation… they’ll probably be less crabby, there is likely to be less sibling rivalry, and there may even be more willing helpers when it comes time to cook dinner and set the table!

I invite you to try yoga nidra, with or without Reiki, on your own or with your family, and see how it transforms your afternoons and evenings. It could even become a treasured tradition that helps you, and your family,  better manage life’s pressures and stresses. I’d love to hear how you go. Please feel welcome to comment below.




Reiki for self-care

Have you ever wanted the ability to calm yourself during a stressful situation?

Have you ever needed to ease anxiety or panic, but been unable to dial-down the volume on these intense emotions?

Reiki helps bring balance and calm to your body and mind.

By learning Reiki you will have Reiki energy in your hands whenever you need it.

During that stressful meeting at work, you can discretely activate Reiki energy, place your hands on your lap, and you will soon begin to feel more centred and more able to respond to the situation with poise and grace.

When you are feeling exhausted and drained, Reiki will help you reenergise.

When you are in pain, physically or emotionally, Reiki will help ease your suffering.

Practicing self-Reiki everyday helps you feel relaxed, calm, contented and serene.

I enjoy practicing self-Reiki everyday. Usually it is forms a part of my meditation practice. Sometimes it is while watching tv in the evening with my family. And other times it is just before I fall asleep.

By welcoming Reiki energy into my life, I am taking care of myself, and when I take care of myself I have more than enough energy to take care of everyone around me.

Reiki has changed my world for the better. I invite you to bring your life into a better state of balance and harmony by learning Reiki too.

Click her to contact me and find out more about how learning Reiki can benefit you.