'Most people sleep without resolving their tensions, this is termed nidra.
Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why, but yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens. It is of a blissful, higher quality altogether'
Swami Satyananda Saraswati 1923-2009
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Yoga Nidra - The Blissful Relaxation
Yoga Nidra, which is derived from the tantric practices of nyasa (meaning ‘to place’ or ‘to take the mind to that point’), is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
In Yoga Nidra, the state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from outer experiences, it occurs at the threshold of sense consciousness and sleep consciousness. In modern psychology, this has been termed the hypnagogic state.
During Yoga Nidra, your brainwaves transition with full conscious awareness from the waking state, through the hypnagogic state, into dream and sleep states. Most importantly, brain waves are often on the alpha level (8-13 Hz) which creates the immense regenerative, healing effect. Advanced practitioners can even access theta and delta wave experiences, ultimately aiming for enlightened experiences of the epsilon state.
A consistent yoga nidra practice affects body, mind and soul alike, the result is pure rejuvenation!
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Explore a deeper practice with the help of our 88 Impulses card deck.
One of the many ways to use this resource is to pick a card at random, another could be to intuitively select a card upon stating a question in your mind.