Yoga Nidra meditation relieves stress and anxiety while also providing a sense of deep relaxation and mindfulness. It is a type of meditation in which you sleep consciously in order to achieve a state of silence, tranquility, and clarity inside yourself.

This type of meditation is more potent than sleep since it thoroughly repairs your body and mind by intentionally calming them.

The Yoga of sleep

What exactly is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a profound meditation method that translates to "yogic sleep" in Sanskrit. During Yoga Nidra, you intentionally direct your attention to various regions of your body and gradually shut them off. Its goal is to calm you and cool down your body after yoga practice, as well as to recharge you for meditation and pranayama.

Where does it come from?

Yoga Nidra's Origins

The practice of Yoga Nidra was originally referenced in the sixth and seventh centuries in the ancient Indian literature of the Upanishads. After studying Tantric writings, yogic master Satyananda Saraswati promoted Yoga Nidra in the twentieth century. He has used the technique and said that it allows individuals to access the deepest depths of their thoughts.

What does it do?

Benefits & Advantages of Yoga Nidra Meditation

  • Harmonization of the two hemispheres and decrease in brain wave rhythm.
  • Depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and hypertension are all possible symptoms.
  • One hour of yoga Nidra practice equals four hours of natural sleep.
  • Physical pain, skeletal-muscular relaxation, and blockage removal.
  • Increase the synthesis of endorphins, or happy hormones, while reducing immunosuppressants, noradrenaline, and cortisol levels to improve nervous system equilibrium.
  • Personal advancement through the cultivation and use of a non-analytical mind.
  • Setting objectives and reprogramming the mind.
  • Learning, memory, intuition, and creativity all improve, On a whim, we manifest our natural potential and resources.
  • Memory limitation and subconscious cleaning, The ability to cope with ambiguity with clarity.
  • Being in a profound contemplative state and Expansion of altered states of mind.
  • Yoga Nidra relieves stress and anxiety by instilling a sense of quiet and tranquility in your body and mind.
  • It calms your nervous system, relaxes your muscles, and relieves emotional stress.
  • It clears space in your brain, which helps to boost cognitive function and memory.
  • It also boosts your confidence and enables you to enjoy a decent night's sleep.
  • Hoe does it work?

    How to Perform the practice of Yoga Nidra

    Close your eyes and relax your body deeply as you lie down in a comfortable posture. Then, pick your aim and consider your true desire, which is known as Sankalpa. Then, rotate your attention and engage your brain by bringing your awareness to each body part one at a time. Now you must concentrate on your entire body and assess how you feel.

    Final thoughts

    Things to Consider Before Practicing Yoga Nidra

    To avoid feeling nauseous or uncomfortable, we recommend practicing Yoga Nidra on an empty stomach rather than straight after a big meal. To relax your entire system, practice it in a peaceful, calm, and clutter-free environment with no interruptions. Also, bring a blanket with you because many people feel cold while performing Yoga Nidra.

    Cedric Stein
    Cedric Stein
    Head Teacher INEA • YOGA

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