Yoga Nidra is beyond the art of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra is known as ‘Yoga Sleep’. However, it is not about falling asleep but about entering a state of deep relaxation and inner awareness. If one falls asleep their brainwaves are in Delta; if in the Yoga Nidra state, theta waves. Yoga Nidra soothes and helps to release the modern mind’s busy-ness. The practice of Yoga Nidra relaxes, rejuvenates, and rebalances the mind, body and spirit.
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness after deep relaxation where we can visualize and manifest how we would like this life to be: happy, calm, peaceful, healthy, stress-free, successful, etc.
Traditionally, we practice lying down in Savasana (corpse pose) for up to 60 minutes. Classical Yoga Nidra elements can be incorporated into relaxation at the end of yoga practice.
Yogis believe we are beings of light, love and energy currently inhabiting a physical body to experience life as a human. Unfortunately we are restricted by limitations and habits of this physical body. During a Yoga Nidra session we release our consciousness from the ties, habits, and tendencies of the physical body and allow it to reconnect to the Greater Whole, the energy. It that astral field of energy the energies for every possibility, opportunity, potential already exist. When we are in this field and we visualize how we wish to live our lives we connect to the energy of the path we wish to live and bring it with us to the physical body.
In modern scientific terms, this visualization builds the neuropathways to the response/outcome/reaction we wish in our physical bodies and lives. The consciousness (and physical brain) see this visualization as the “reality” and will guide you towards that outcome.
Regular practice of Yoga Nidra strengthens those pathways and guides the physical body to the life we wish and overall well-being. We become the conscious creator of our life.