Yoga Nidra literally means in Sanskrit "Yogi Sleep” however, it is not really meant to be a practice where you are getting a good sleep.
It’s a practice of mindfulness, awareness and relaxation. It is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is diffrernt from other meditations as in Yoga Nidra we occupy the mind with "tasks" in such a way that it does not have time for anything else and therefore it cannot hold any tension.
You may fall asleep during the practice but the more practice you have the more you will stay in a state of relaxed awareness during the session and manage to follow through the guidance.
Guided by my voice, you will identify sensations throughout your body and focus on your breath, while remaining in a state of being between sleep and consciousness that's conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration so that you may release deeply held tensions, some of which you may not even be aware of.
The practice of Yoga Nidra has a number of benefits such as:
**Trains and relaxes the mind
**Clears up the unconscious
**Enhances memory and learning capacity
**Manages psychosomatic diseases / disorders
I'm holding Yoga Nidra sessions in my Melchet studio every Monday at 19:30, for the full schedule please look here.
“At the point of sleep when sleep has not yet come and external wakefulness vanishes, at this point being is revealed.”
Vigyana Bhairava Tantra