SPECIALIST: Charly Davis
What is Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a highly powerful ancient meditation technique originated from the Tantras. It is the scientific way to eliminate the root cause of all the negativities.
Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. The descriptions in the article below can be difficult to understand. With patient and thorough reading, the understanding is well worth the effort, allowing you to see the profound depth of Yoga Nidra, which is far beyond just relaxation. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes it takes thousands of words to get the inner "aha" of the meaning. Most important of all, it is the persistent practice that brings the real joy of the practice of Yoga Nidra, as with all useful practices in life and Yoga.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra
» Yoga nidra induces deep relaxation at all the levels – physical, mental and emotional.
» Yoga nidra can be used to change the nature of mind along the positive lines.
» The quality of sleep improves dramatically by practicing yoga nidra.
» The work efficiency increases manifolds by practicing yoga nidra.
» Yoga nidra is highly effective in removing stress.
» The diseases like insomnia, hypertension, depression, asthma, digestive disorders, migraine and ulcers can be cured by yoga nidra.
» The practice of yoga nidra shifts pressures from the coronary system.
» It exerts positive influence on the physical matter in the brain.
» Yoga nidra awakens the psychic body and gives the practitioner, experiences of the astral plane.
» The process of learning anything becomes very quick by yoga nidra.
Be the master of your mind
By practicing yoga nidra, the nature of the mind can be changed, knowledge can be gained and your creative genius can be restored. When you practice yoga nidra you are opening the deeper layers of your mind. Right now, your intellectual mind is in operation but when you are able to relax, the subconscious and unconscious level of mind open. The unconscious mind is the base of man’s normal and abnormal behavior, the base of all that we are is in the subconscious and unconscious dimensions of our mind. And yoga nidra helps us dive deep into the depths of our mind and puts us in touch with our psychic personality which is responsible for all that we think and do.
In yoga nidra you learn to train your subconscious mind.
Since the subconscious mind is much more receptive than the conscious logical mind, whatever impressions you plant in the subconscious mind will grow and enrich your life.