Relaxation in Yoga – Yoga Nidra
“Can you really learn to relax?”
“Well – you can learn a method, which triggers the relaxation.”
The respiratory system, the muscles, the blood circulation, the brain, the eyes – the entire physical body is touched.
Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) is composed in such a way, that it fits both beginners and advanced students. However, this relaxation is not just an ordinary relaxation technique. It aims at achieving both physical, mental and emotional equanimity.
“Half an hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to four hours of sleep” (Swami Satyananda).
Yoga Nidra allows you maximum relaxation in a minimum of time and has often proved to be an effective cure for insomnia.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method in developing inner awareness. Thus, it is a doorway to the meditative state. Your mind becomes more flexible, and you reach a deep rest within yourself.
You can use Yoga Nidra with the help of a guided recording on CD or audio file. Or you can come to a class or retreat where a teacher is guiding you. When you get to know Yoga Nidra, you can also repeat the instructions to your self. Yoga Nidra is not only for those who are feeling worn out or mentally tense. It is also for those who are tired as a result of inactivity. And it is a valuable part of a Sadhana.
For an introduction to Yoga Nidra, as well as an in-depth analysis and the newest details of scientific research, read:
Meditative Deep Relaxation by Mira
Tantra and Yoga Nidra by Swami Janakananda
Read more about the CD Experience Yoga Nidra
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