In Sanskrit, yoga means union on a higher level, and nidra means sleep.
Yoga nidra is often described as yogic sleep, or aware sleep.
The most loving gift we can give ourselves is honoring our inner soul connection. When we are aligned with our soul, we feel happier, more inspired, and more peaceful. We are more aware and we meet everyone from a place of love and compassion.
Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation practice that brings about profound transformation all around. It enhances our awareness and knowledge, and can also be used as a healing technique.
Yoga nidra can be thought of as a relaxation exercise without movement. You develop awareness of your muscular and joint system and subtle body. Your body and mind are deeply relaxed at the end of the practice, and best of all you are brought into a state of great receptivity – which is a wondrous state for dream fulfillment.
In yoga nidra, it may look like we are sleeping, but the consciousness is still functioning. There is a deep relaxation and a higher level of awareness.
There are many components of a yoga nidra practice. You work with your body, your breath, your nervous system, your senses, and your state of consciousness. Yoga nidra is a practice that leads to a serene inner connection and higher understanding of who you truly are on every level of existence – and this is where you begin to live your true soul dream.
You may begin experiencing benefits from this practice already after one class. You may find that your sleep improves, that your creativity is enhanced, and that you develop a deeper soul connection with both yourself and others. Yoga nidra may also help you develop a deeper meditation practice. By setting clear sankalpas, you can teach yourself anything you are interested in learning – as long as it’s in the highest interest of your soul. Yoga nidra is all about enhancing our awareness.
In yoga nidra we aim to be aware also in our sleep. The practices you do in a yoga nidra class ultimately help prepare you to bring this level of higher consciousness with you into your sleep.
Sleep is immensely important for our well-being. Preparing for a higher level of sleep experience is one of the most loving gifts you can give yourself.
Yoga nidra is the art of deep relaxation in a state of higher awareness. Each practice begins with setting a sankalpa. By setting sankalpas, clear resolutions, that are aligned with your higher path of soul growth, you will choose paths that beautifully resonate with your soul’s vibration.
*Not scientifically proven