September 29th, 2017
Yoga Nidra (as a technique of pratyahara meditation) not only provides relaxation
to the body and mind but also has a number of benefits. Literally, nidra means
‘sleep’ but refers to a type of ‘sleep’ with full awareness that is internalized. Within
the practice the body sleeps but the mind remains awake listening to the
instructions. The state achieved is often a state between sleep and wakefulness.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing
our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs. By quieting the
overactive conscious mind, then moving into a meditative state, gradually finding a
state of “pure consciousness” in which the brain waves slow down. Practitioners
will feel rested and rejuvenated.