What is yoga nidra and how to practice it?

April 8, 2020 Yoga, Yoga nidra 0 Comments

What is yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a great stress reduction technique. Regular practice of Yoga Nidra brings tremendous calmness to the mind. In addition, it is a conscious letting go technique. Letting go is an attitude that helps you relax your always on guard defenses.  A conscious awareness practice that relaxes the spine. The student is an a supine position throughout the process.

Why people come to yoga class?

People reach out for yoga class for many health issues both real and psychosomatic. Issues such as insomnia, overweight, stress reduction, improving concentration among other things. They imagine that joining a yoga class will solve their problems totally. Also, they will acquire a new body, mind and soul-in short, a new self!

It is true to an extent. But wrong to a greater extent!

Believing that a new personality is possible as soon as you complete the class, is a pipe dream! To be sure, yoga is 99% practice and only 1% theory!  Actually, it is an hands-on method to take stock of yourself in your hands!

So let us dive right into it, okay?

Yoga Nidra Requirements

It is a guided meditative practice and there is no problem when you are in a yoga class physically as there will be a yoga instructor to guide you. You could also do it as an online practice as there are many Yoga Nidra guided meditation videos or voice files using which, you can be in the process.

Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation technique quite unlike any other such as meditation or breathing technique. It is a process of letting go that calms the mind, body and soul. In addition, it gives  an amazing feeling when you complete it. You would feel energized throughout the day.

There are 3 elements to the practice namely a physical relaxation, a mental relaxation and a spiritual communion with your inner self. Feel it, actualize it rather than read about it!  Moreover,   it is  a rare inexplicable experience!

If the reader wants to experience it there are many options. Yoga International is an amazing site where there are so many different variations of Yoga Nidra Series available both free and premium only for the members. Try and learn to do it easily.

Good luck and enjoy.

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