Most people think that relaxation is as simple , just closing our eyes when we hit the bed at night or relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee. but real relaxation is much more than that. And its purpose is not simply to release the daily stress we hold on to but also to get the most out of our life!Unless we are really free from muscular, mental & emotional tensions, we can never be truly relaxed. Most of us are even unaware of our own tensions that we may hold.There are three kinds of tensions : Muscular –relating to the body itself.Emotional tensions- which stem from dualities of love/hate, success/failure, happiness/resentment.These are more deeper rooted than the physical ones.And then there are the mental tensions – arising from our excessive mental activity and life experiences which are then stored in the mental body.
Yoga Nidra is the science of relaxing efficiently which enables us to dive deep into the subconscious mind, which releases all physical, mental & emotional tensions.We are not only relaxing but we are literally restructuring our whole personality from within.With every practice, we release & let go of old habits, tendencies.
This practice has widespread applications as it counteracts stress response.There is scientific research to show this practice is supportive in disease management & rehabilitation. It supports psycohological disorders, insomnia, addictions, pain & even psychosomatic diseases. In a healthy individual, this practice can help tap into maximum creativity, increased learning capacity & ability to consciously creating a life of success.
Yoga Nidra is a form of dynamic sleep.It is sleep with a trace of awareness.It is a powerful technique where you learn to relax consciously and access an altered state of consciousness which is between waking and sleep states.When e are truly relaxed, we can access the subconscious and unconscious states of mind.And in these states we are truly receptive to positive change, healing & creativity.30 minutes of this practice equals about 2-4 hours of sleep.