What is Yog Nindra ?
“A sleep that throws off the Burdens “
Yog Nidra is Awakening in deep sleep or A state of conscious Deep Sleep.
Yoga Nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the Deep Sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad. This is the third of the four levels of consciousness. The four states or levels of consciousness are each associated with a body of being or existence and they are: Waking State (Jāgrat or Vaiśvānara), Dreaming State (Svapna or Taijasa), Dreamless Sleep (Suṣupti or Prajñā), Transcendental, Supra-causal (Turīya).
In Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go through the Dreaming state, and into the Deep Sleep state, yet remain fully awake. The practice of Yoga Nidra is an exceptional practice. When the state of Yoga Nidra is achieved it places us in a state of stillness and silence, the body and mind have been bypassed and have been quiet in the process. It drops us powerfully into the deep sleep or dreamless sleep state of consciousness. There are unique benefits in this state. It is hard to imagine what this is like without having had the experience. The products of the mind become insignificant. Mental conditioning- habits and tendencies become diffused. The concerns and fixations of the persona and small self-identification release. A sense of freedom like no other replaces all the neurosis of the suffering mind. Abilities to operate with absolute skillfulness in action and absolute presence opens the very nature of reality and exposes the purpose of a life.
BENEFITS OF YOGA NIDRA
- Improve Sleep
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Improve Vitality
- Improve your Perspective and Outlook on Life
- Improve your Concentration
- Reduce symptoms of chronic stress
- Promote Emotional and Physical healing
- Encourage Love and Compassion for Self and Others
ABOUT PRACTICING YOGA NIDRA
- Anyone can practice Yoga Nidra.
- You just lie down in Savasana with closed eyes and follow the voice who guide you to Yoga Nidra.
- Every time you come to the practice you encounter a new experience, none of which is wrong.
- Falling asleep is okay in the beginning, as you will still receive benefits while the unconscious mind is absorbing the practice.
- We can do it daily – anytime during the day or even before going to bed.
- With more practice, we train ourselves to remain fully conscious. We begin to observe now at an incredible depth, the very source of thoughts, behaviors, habits, tendencies, and patterns of experience.
Yoga Nidra is not a practice to be branded or trademarked. The Contemporary scene is becoming increasingly a scene of brands, trademarks, and individuals trying to patent aspects of Yoga which have been freely available to genuine seekers for thousands of years until greed entered its domains.