Friday, January 04, 2008

A simple yoga nidra technique - ARTICLE

Make sure the room you are in is well ventilated.

Before you go to rest for the night, practice some deep breathings.

Do this for a few minutes.

Find peace and relaxation in this practice.

If you have anything around or next to your bed which reminds you of work, administration or anything stressful, remove it from the room if possible.

The goal is simple: find real peace and relaxation in your dreaming and sleeping time.

You can light up a candle and turn off all other lights.

Simply lay on your back and follow the natural rhythm of your breathing taking a few deep breaths.

Bring your attention to your third eye area (middle of the forehead).

After that, focus on the word “Nidra” or “Yoga Nidra”.

You will invoke or call into your mind a deep state of relaxation.

You can actually enter such deep state of relaxation by staying awake and not actually falling asleep.

You enter into a state of alert awareness.

Nidra is a stream of consciousness.

It is a spiritual state and one of the best way to invoke that state is to use the Sanskrit term itself: “Nidra” or “Yoga Nidra”