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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 do people come to yoga class?

People reach out for yoga classes for many types of 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 a 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 physical relaxation, mental relaxation, and 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 variations of the 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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Yoga means union and yet there are so many different types of yoga practice available today.

Isn’t it bewildering for a person to decide which one to adopt? Nevertheless, look for a class where you live and join as soon as possible because an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theoretical knowledge. Yoga is a hands-on experience rather than theory.

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So many types…

Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Shambavi Yoga, Iyengar yoga, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Vini Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Taoist Yoga  …the list goes on!

There are so many types and don’t worry, we are not going to explain the different genres or types here. On the other hand, we wish to point out that it is more important to do it than read about it.

Benefits of Yoga

Regular practice of yoga regardless of the type helps you improve your flexibility.  Not only that, but it also tones up your muscles for strength and vitality. In addition, your circulation and cardio health goes up by leaps and bounds! Besides Yoga helps you sleep better, improving your posture and energy levels.  Not to mention a decrease in anxiety and depression and a host of other health benefits!

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In gratitude …

Practice, practice, and practice!

If you want a beautiful flower, you need to prepare the ground, use manure and water so as to get the flower. Same way, yoga is a foundation the result being your flowering of peace and health.

The only way to improve your health and strength is not by reading books on yoga but by practicing diligently, day by day. The more you practice the better is the result that you want to show the world.

Thanks for reading this post. Take care and practice and look better. If you have any comments, please post them.

 

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Welcome to Yoga Dhyan Center

Yoga Dhyan Center is a place that shows you the method to take life in your hands. The path of the chosen few. Let us welcome 2019 by resolving to do better than 2018 not only in terms of income or health goals but a wholesome approach to life itself.

What is Yoga?

Yoga simply means union. A union of body, mind, and soul integrated and relaxed. The aim of yoga practice is to have a healthy mind, a supple body, and a joyful soul.  Let us see how to achieve this.

Regular yoga practice is the Key

Science has proved that Yoga practice if done regularly for a period of 3 weeks brings in tremendous changes in the  DNA and the way one thinks.  As a result of doing yoga, there is more focus in life, better sleep in the night and generally less anxiety in the day to day management of everyday activities.

Surprisingly, any physical activity such as gym, jogging and other cardio exercises brings about amazing results if done with enthusiasm and commitment.

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No amount of reading or watching TV programs or Apps on Yoga is going to help you as much as doing the yoga practice by yourself.  Even 5 minutes of doing something on your own for a few days is going to help you more than merely watching or listening to others perform or carry out the poses.

Yoga Dhyan Center

This is a place where you can learn to practice yoga.  Once you get the confidence of doing the poses, you can practice at home effortlessly.

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Learn the asanas

The asanas are of 3 kinds namely forward bending, backward bending and inverted. Normally we will start with Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations as a preparation for doing the poses. Followed by pranayama or breathing exercises, and deep breathing techniques like Deerga Swasam and Meditations.

Yoga on the floor

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Yoga is basically very simple and easy to practice.  Once you are aware of your limitations in flexibility, slowly you can improve in your yoga postures. As you go on practicing, your flexibility would improve and you will feel more energetic and focussed.

Why Meditation is a prerequisite for Yoga?

When you start the practice of yoga, your body must be relaxed and not tensed up. More often than not, the students are anxious and tensed up with the anticipation of what is to come next.

Because everyone has some idea of yoga, some vision and often a false notion of a difficult pose they think they have to perform to qualify in Yoga Class. This is just pure fallacy!

We start with simple meditation techniques that will relax your body before you start the asanas. Breathing and meditation training would enhance your relaxed appearance. Actually, the more relaxed you are, the better prepared you would be for learning.

The Basic Program

Every Monday, a new batch starts. The format of the class is 5 days a week starting every Monday. Once, the basic course is over, you can opt for the review class and finetune your techniques. Take life in your hands.

Act now!

Don’t procrastinate the decision. Intelligence means coming to the present moment and facing life headlong without taking recourse to anything else. Remember, your time is limited. Therefore, make a move for joining the class now!

Yoga for better living

Yoga means union…union of physical, mental and spiritual …It is not enough to have a sound body alone without a clear mind.  Spiritually healthy implies you are one with the world. Well integrated and ready for any eventuality.

The goal of yoga

The goal of yoga is to have peaceful and crystal clear mind coupled with a healthy and supple body.  As a matter of fact, Hatha yoga addresses this aspect though the physical side of the individual. The body is the temple. Look how much of abuses and lack of attention it has witnessed so far!

Yoga for better living

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The time has come to respect it. Accept your body as it is, accept it totally without any condemnation or criticism. Once you love your body, slowly see how it responds back to you with its strength and robust health to support you in your endeavors!

Hatha yoga maybe practiced by different age groups.  Even person of any physical condition such as obesity and stiffness in joints can start the practice.  As the practice or sadana deepens, all these negativeness drop by themselves!

In Yoga Dhyan Center, yoga for better living is a way of life.  One needs to do dhyan along with yoga, as it is the software and yoga is the hardware, to borrow from the computer terminology.  It is actually a fitting description because, if you have a PC that has no software, how to use it?

Meditation is the software that needs to be installed on the yogic body, so that together, it will take us forward in our journey in a healthy and robust way.

8 step pathway:

  1. Yama
  2. Niyamma
  3. Asana
  4. Pranayama
  5. Pratyahara
  6. Dharana
  7. Dhyana
  8. Samadhi

We will see in depth what each step means in our day to day life. This will continue in the next part. Kindly share your  comments here. Thank you.

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