Yoga Nidra, is an immensely powerful meditation and deep relaxation technique. It is the conscious state between waking and sleeping. It is one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Anyone can do it, from children to seniors, and there is no wrong way to do it.
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The practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose) and is taken though the the five layers of the self, Pancha Maya Kos(h)a-s. The fifth kos(h)a is the bliss state:-). The brain is functioning in complete awareness, but moving through the sleep state brain waves all the way to the Delta wave state, and beyond. The practitioner is able to set intention in this state and will be successful in planting seeds of change.
During Yoga Nidra the two hemispheres of the brain harmonize taking you into a state of wholeness this leaves you feeling deeply rested. It is said, 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 3 - 4 hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra is not to be used as a replacement for sleep, but as most of us are some what sleep deprived, this is a beautiful way to replenish our sleep account. Yoga Nidra practice can be 10 - 15 minutes, but for the practitioner to experience the benefits beyond deep relaxation the practice needs to be at least 30 minutes.
Benefits of a Yoga Nidra Practice
reduces chronic pain
helps with insomnia
balance the brain chemistry, oxytocin, dopamine, melatonin, serotonin, and endorphins.
Although you will still receive the benefit of Yoga Nidra if you fall asleep, to receive the full benefit you want to stay awake. As you begin to replenish you self with a regular practice you will find it is easier to stay awake and conscious throughout the practice. If you are falling asleep it is a good idea to find one practice that you resonate with and stick to that for a while.
yoga Nidra for chronic pain
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