Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness is different from meditation, in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of withdrawal of the senses from outward to inward (Pratyahara). It is among the deepest states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Yoga nidra results in conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, which is called Prajna in the Mandukya Upanishad.
Aims And Objectives
- To become aware of the self.
- To observe silence and spiritual awareness.
Readiness and Reminders- Relaxation Pose- Shavasana
- Stretch yourself out on a thick blanket or mat on the floor.
- Either close your eyes or keep them slightly open.
- Help you relax your hips and legs, try letting your heels be about two feet apart. It’s fine to make your own adjustments so that your legs and hips feel comfortable and at ease.
- Allow your feet and toes to rest out to the sides, and let go.