31 Jan What is YOGA NIDRA?
What is Yoga Nidra ?
What is Yoga Nidra: The True Definition & Benefits Revealed
Let me start by saying, Yoga Nidra can be practised by anyone.
The practice of Yoga Nidra, a Sanskrit term which literally means “Yogic Sleep”.
It is an ancient technique where you are guided into a deep state of conscious sleep where your senses, body, and mind relax. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from your external world to the “inner world”.
You become free from the concepts of time, space and reason. When this happens, brain activity reduces and the body goes into a healing state.
It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can give the same benefit as a four-hours of sleep. As the body enters a healing state, you can clear up the toxins at a cellular level, refreshing the mind and removing baggage from the subconscious.
The practice of Yoga Nidra leads you into a hypnogogic state, a state between wakeful consciousness and sleeping.
It also stimulates the hormones in the pineal gland, which releases melatonin – a hormone that reduces stress boosts the immune system and helps prevent illness. Regular practice helps harmonise the brain hemispheres, promoting better mental performance.
This practice is gaining popularity all over the world as more and more people experience its healing powers while ongoing research continues to prove its effectiveness.
It holds immense benefits for all those who struggle to let go, those who suffer from lack of sleep, trauma, burn-out, and anxiety. It is also highly beneficial and holds great healing power for anyone who wants to experience a deeper sense of peace and reconnect more profoundly with themselves.
Yoga Nidra offers other amazing health benefits, as well, including:
- Calms the mind
- Relaxes and rejuvenates the body
- Soothes the nervous system
- Reduces fatigue
- Lowers high cholesterol and blood pressure levels
- Strengthens immunity
- Improves quality of sleep
- Treats depression
- Reduces pain
- Boosts concentration level
- Supports brain function and boosts creativity
What is a Soundbath?
Sound baths have been described as a ‘sonic massage’, where you literally bathe in the healing and soothing vibrations of music and sounds.
Sound healing is not new, it has been used for thousands of years by our most ancient and wisest ancestors such as the Egyptians, Ancient Greeks and Native Americans. We too successfully use sound healing today on all manner of ailments – from migraines, insomnia, mental and emotional imbalances, stress and anxiety.
The frequencies and vibrations of sound baths slow our brainwaves down to alpha and theta waves which is where deep restorative healing (even to the DNA level) can happen. This is known as an altered state of consciousness, and you can come away from a sound bath knowing you have not only given yourself some time to deeply relax but you are being healed at a cellular level at the same time
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