What is Yoga Nidra and what are the benefits
I often recommend the practice of Yoga Nidra to many of my clients. But what is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga nidra or Yogic sleep is a sleep state of consciousness. The space between falling into a deep sleep and deep relaxation. It is a complete physical, metal and emotional relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed. The practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of their inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.
Meditation typically requires concentration on a single focus. This can be very challenging, particularly for beginners. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light withdrawal of the 5 senses (pratyahara). Four of his or her senses are internalised and only the hearing still connects to the instructions.
Both Yoga nidra and meditation intend to encourage deep relaxation and a state of heightened intuition.