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The Practice of Yoga Nidra


The term Nidra mean sleep. Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness where the subconsciousness and unconscious dimensions occur spontaneously.

Yoga nidra is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously. It is a systematic method including complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. The state of relaxation is reached by turning inward, away from outer experiences.

In the yogic system, Yoga Nidra is considered a form of Raja Yoga, the eight-limb path of yoga It belongs to the higher stages of Raja Yoga, as it is essentially the method of Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses).

In Yoga Nidra, one learns to induce his own state of relaxation by following the spoken instructions. The instructor is only the guide. If you practice Yoga Nidra regularly, the nature of your mind can be changed, and disease can be cured. A single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful as four hours of sleep!

Some Benefits of Yoga Nidra include:

  • Reduces stress, blood pressure and improves sleep
  • Helps to deal with psychological issues such as depression
  • Balances the nervous and endocrine systems
  • Boost the immune system
  • Help cells regenerate and repair
  • Decrease anxiety and improve your mood
  • Rewires thoughts and emotions
  • Promotes creativity and connection

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