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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, is a simplified form of an ancient tantric relaxation technique.

Yoga Nidra is mentioned in the ancient texts circa 3rd century CE ( Upanishads and the Mahabharata ) and was popularised in the 1970’s that an updated and systematized system of practice was introduced to the public through the writings of Dennis Boyes and Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

“In yoga nidra we experience a state of harmony between body, brain, and mind. Then the unconscious barriers and blockages within the personality, which exist due to our negativity, are removed and the healing power of the mind begins to manifest.”

– Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

What to expect:

Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down, and is based on entry into altered states where the body is consciously asleep but awareness is present.

The practice combines guided mental imagery with a specific yoga posture called Shavasana (or “corpse pose”).

The goal of yoga nidra is to promote a profound state of relaxation, which differs from sleep inasmuch as there is still an awareness of one’s surroundings. 

This is different from traditional meditation practices which are in general are engaged sitting, with the purpose of increasing perception and intuition and being able to direct our attention and awareness.

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