Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the kosha’s , or five layers of self , leaving you with a sense of wholeness.
Anyone can do Yoga Nidra
Intense vinyasa flows and long asana holds are not for everyone. Yoga nidra, however, is a practice that everyone, from children to seniors, can do. It’s easy to follow at any age. All that your body needs to do is lie down on the floor. And even if you can’t lie down on the floor, you can still do this practice seated.
You cannot do Yoga Nidra incorrectly. As you lie down, supported in the deep rest of savasana, all you need to do is follow the voice that is guiding you. It’s likely that you will remember certain parts of the meditation and not others. Every time you come to the practice you encounter a new experience—none of which is wrong. Falling asleep is okay too, as you will still receive benefits while the unconscious mind is absorbing the practice.
iRest Yoga Nidra
A beautiful deep relaxation and meditation practice . The ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra have been lovingly brought into a modern context by American Psychologist and dedicated Yogi Richard Miller.
A perfect tool for these times, allowing the release of stress, anxiety and fear. A great aid to those with troubled sleep patterns and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In 2006 the US Military conducted research at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre into this ancient practice . Since being approved by the Surgeon General iRest Yoga Nidra is now widely used with great success by the US Military for returned veterans in The Warriors at Ease program.
Try it and notice how it can bring energy, confidence and joy into your life.