Yoga nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.

 

This state of consciousness is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.

Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.

The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 

It is highly recommended for those looking for:

 

  • Soothe the mind, reduce stress and elevate the mood.

  • Find solutions in times of conflict. Implement decisions and objectives.

  • Stimulate personal will and self-esteem.

  • Evolve and find your way.

  • Balancing and adapting emotionally or physiologically in moments of transition in: personal crisis, pregnancy, menopause, mourning.

  • Relieve discomfort in cases of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, hypertension, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits inherent to practice

 

The benefits of practicing Yoga Nidra are:

 

  • Deep skeletal-muscular relaxation, removal of blockages and physical pain.

  • Balance of the nervous system and increase the production of endorphins, the hormones of happiness, and on the other hand lower levels of immunosuppressants, noradrenaline and cortisol.

  • Reduction of the rhythm of our brain waves and harmonisation of the two hemispheres.

  • Stress relief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hypertension ...

  • One hour of practice equals four hours of natural sleep.

  • There are records in the Guinness book of records of people who were 264 hours without sleep (11 days) and stopped recording due to brain damage that the continued lack of sleep can cause in the brain.

  • Development and use of the non-analytical mind for personal growth purposes.

  • Mental reprogramming and proposal of objectives. Increased learning capabilities, memory, intuition, creativity.

  • Spontaneous manifestation of our inner potential and our resources.

  • "Cleansing" the subconscious and limiting memories.

  • Lucidity to deal with conflicting situations.

  • Deep meditative states.

  • Expansion of altered states of mind.

  • Integral harmonisation

Nidra 

State...

Sankalpa...

Deep resolve...

Body Scan...

Conscience of the breath...

Opposite Sensations...

Chidakasha (mental screen)...

Visualisation...

State of consciousness between waking and sleeping...

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