What is Yoga Nidra?
Yogic Sleep, popularly known as yoga nidra is a powerful and easy relaxation technique, where the practitioner enters the deep states of conscious relaxation. Deep breathing and systematic muscle/body relaxation helps to calm your nervous system, and thereby promoting stress relief and rejuvenation.
It’s slow, simple, easy to do and best of all, it’s guided, so you don’t need to think about what’s coming next or how to calm your mind.
Practitioner enters into a state of deep sleep where the physical body, senses, intellect, and mind relax. When this happens, brain activity reduces and the body goes in to a healing state. As the body enters healing state, you can clear up the toxins at cellular level, refresh the mind and unclog the subconscious.
Practicing yoga nidra offers innumerable benefits. The benefits given below are only a few:
Improves sleep and promotes better immunity and health.
Reduces stress, anxiety, and calms the nervous system.
Enhances memory, learning, and cognitive skills.
Who can and should practice Yoga Nidra?
Anyone from preteens to aging seniors, total meditation beginners to advanced practitioners, and anyone who is leading a stressful life.
A typical session would include:
Simple Exercise sequence
Prerequisites for practicing Yoga Nidra:
Strong interest and Will to thank your body and mind by practicing these sessions regularly.
A Yoga mat or blanket for simple stretching exercises and shavasana.