Yoga Nidra is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain.
How does Yoga Nidra work?
Although there are many different ways of teaching and practicing yoga nidra, most practices include several stages to relax the body, mind and emotions.
These steps may include:
- Body awareness
- Breath awareness
- Emotional awareness
“Waking up” or re-integration
Each step is intended to take you deeper into an altered state of consciousness – the state between asleep and awake — where you’re fully conscious but your body and mind are fully at rest and ease. When you set a conscious intention at the beginning of your yoga nidra practice and then let go and allow for deep relaxation of the body, mind and emotions, your unconscious opens up to new ways of thinking, healing, and fulfilling your conscious intentions.
So whether you want to try yoga nidra to help you relax and release stress, or you want to gain access to creating real positive changes in your life, the practice can help you reach your goals.