What is Yoga Nidra with Alina Calinescu


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By Pamela Crane, Pamela Crane-Certified Yoga Therapist, and MS Yoga Therapy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that offers many benefits and opportunities for self-exploration on so many levels. Alina Calinescu joins us on this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast to answer some common questions you may have about Yoga Nidra.

Alina is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Trauma Informed & Pain Care Aware Teacher Trainer, Certified iRest Teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher with more than 11,000 hours of teaching experience and over 1,500 hours training.


-Alina’s yoga journey

-Why you should not dismiss “gym” yoga

-Alina explains the difference between yoga nidra and general meditation

-Manifestation in your meditation

-Ambition taking over our heart

-Fast forwarding to joy

-Finding contentment in times of sadness and stress

-Working with opposites and the effect on the nervous system

-Alina addresses whether or not it’s appropriate to go to sleep during nidra

-The importance of training for those offering yoga nidra

-Guiding the body scan with those who are missing limbs

-Embracing our shadow emotions

-When beliefs become stuck in certain body parts and what that means

-Caused and uncaused joy

-Benefits of yoga nidra

-Yoga nidra for sports training

-Learning to guide yourself through yoga nidra

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Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.


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