Yoga Nidra (Sanskrit for Yogic Sleep) is a powerful technique from the Tantra Yoga tradition. It is both a name of a state and of a practice which creates an altered state of consciousness allowing the practitioner to relax and heal their being, expand their faculty of imagination, enter the realm of subconscious & superconscious, effectively manifest seemingly magical changes in their life, certain karmic debris in their life clear (if you believe in Karma) and assist in reaching a state called by some enlightenment.
The most easily observable effect of the Yoga Nidra practice is the extremely deep relaxation of the nervous system and healing of the body by allowing it the rest and recharge it usually lacks in our all too busy lifestyles. Yoga Nidra has been clinically shown to be one of the most powerful methods available to achieve this state of deep relaxation and sedation without the use of chemical agents as demonstrated in various clinical trials both in the US (Menninger Foundation research in the 1970’s, and in various academic experiments in Copenhagen, Denmark) Brain scans were used to observe and study the changes occurring during and post-practice with startling results.
“We had not expected the meditators to be able to control their consciousness to such an extent.”
(Brain researcher Troels Kjær, The Kennedy Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Everyone can practice. Even beginners who have no experience with meditation.
Physical stresses and tensions are removed.
Mental stresses and unwanted impressions are removed.
Emotional balance is restored.
The faculties of imagination and visualization are practiced and enhanced.
The subconscious is focused on, and able to manifest any personal goal be it physical.
Mental, Emotional of Spiritual.
It can assist in the achievement of a state of so called self-realization (complete self-awareness)
Yoga Nidra helps in restoring mental, emotional, and physical health by way of relaxation, and makes the mind more conducive to pratyahara -withdrawing senses from their objects, dharana -concentration, and meditation. The practice helps harmonize the two hemispheres of the brain and the two aspects of the autonomous nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic). The impressions in the subconscious are brought to surface, observed, experienced and removed. Thus, the fixation of awareness on the body is replaced with the awareness linked to subtler aspects of prana (the life force) and spiritual dimensions allowing for maximizing of the pure yet unmanifested potential within.
Above all Nidra is a fantastic tool for manifesting change in one’s life.
You are also invited to participate in our Yoga Classes in Cusco