Yoga Nidra Healing
An Ancient Technique From Tantra To Release Stuck Up Energy From Your Body And Mind.
Need of Yoga Nidra
In today’s age and time where we are having so much work pressure, stress and time lines to deliver at our work place and also so many emotional issues everywhere, we need to have a tool with us which can bring ultimate relaxation and deep rest.
Resting the body-mind is the fundamental basis on which true and deep healing takes place. The body has potential to heal itself but requires the correct conditions for healing to happen. And Yoga Nidra (Sleep with awareness or also called as Physic Sleep) is one of that powerful healing tool in yoga therapy.
Why Yoga Nidra
Cure of Diseases.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra Healing a systematic method of inducing complete relaxation at all three levels – physical, mental and emotional.
In the practice of Yoga Nidra healing one appears to be asleep but consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. That’s why Yoga Nidra is also known as psychic sleep or deep relaxation with inner awareness. This is a state between sleep and wakefulness, where contact with subconscious and unconscious dimensions occurs simultaneously.
In Yoga Nidra, relaxation is reached by turning inwards. Consciousness is separated from external awareness and also from sleep. And when one is able to do that, it can be – to develop the memory, increase knowledge, creativity, transform one’s nature.
What is the secret of complete relaxation in Yoga Nidra?
When the relaxation is complete, the receptivity is greater. When the consciousness is connected to all the senses, the receptivity is less. This is the secret of Yoga Nidra.
Due to the intellectualisation process, the knowledge that goes into the brain does not really impress itself there. But when you withdraw your mind a little bit, and enter into a state where are neither in deep sleep nor completely awake, whatever impressions enter the mind at that time become powerful and they remain there.
What is the difference between Yoga Nidra Healing and Hypnosis?
Because Yoga Nidra brings about a state of sensory withdrawal, many people think it is a form of hypnosis. But the truth is that these two are totally different sciences.
Although they may start from the same point of relaxation and receptivity, Yoga Nidra proceeds in one direction and Hypnosis in another.
The state of mind achieved in Yoga Nidra is far beyond Hypnosis, but when the mind is dissociated from the sensory knowledge it does pass through a Hypnotic state. However, if you can disconnect the sensory channels and still maintain awareness, you will be able to transcend the barriers of your personality and go to any depth or height. The consciousness can go as far as you can lead it. This is the aim of Yoga Nidra Healing.
But, at the same time, you must know when you are transcending, that up to a certain point, you are passing through the range of Hypnosis.
Therefore, throughout the practice, one important instruction is always given: “Do not sleep.” In Yoga Nidra you must try to maintain awareness. You are relaxed, but you do not sleep. You are not conscious on the sensory level, but you are conscious of practising yoga nidra. A process of automatic thinking is going on. During Yoga Nidra the brain is completely awake. It receives a higher quality of stimuli and develops a different type of awareness than what we are experiencing now. However, in Hypnosis, the subject is led into a deep sleep in which the brain is completely shut down. The consciousness is confined to a small area and the capacities are limited. This is a very Tamasic condition, while Yoga Nidra increases the capacity and creates a Sattvic condition.
What are the main stages in Yoga Nidra Healing Session?
Sankalpa – Resolve – Sowing the seed of change.
Rotation of Consciousness – awareness of Annamaya Kosha.
Body/floor awareness – awareness of Annamaya Kosha.
Breathing – awareness of Pranamaya Kosha.
Awareness of sensations – purification of Pranamaya Kosha.
Visualisation – awarenesss of Manomaya Kosha and purifying Samskaras.
What will I learn in Yoga Nidra Teacher training Course?
- What is Yoga Nidra & History of Yoga Nidra?
- Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra.
- Various benefits of Yoga Nidra.
- Yoga Nidra vs. Hypnosis.
- 7 Stages of Yoga Nidra?
- Experiencing Yoga Nidra Session.
- Designing your own Yoga Nidra Session.
What are the important guidelines for ensuring a successful Yoga Nidra Healing session?
If you are teaching yoga nidra to children, just give them inner visualisation, distinct unassociated images in rapid succession, using numbers, colours, forms, scenes from nature, or something imaginative.
The practice of yoga nidra should be varied to suit the time available and the capacity of the students. It is more desirable to do this by adding or deleting whole parts, rather than by varying the speed at which the instructions are given.
First of all, while practising yoga nidra, don‘t aim at going deep. That is the greatest mistake. Try to be spontaneous, relaxed, and very much at peace with yourself. Even if the brain does not cooperate sometimes, this is not bad.
If you feel any kind of tension during the practice on account of sickness, physical tightness or some sort of mental disturbance, always remember that this is a temporary experience. It might be there for a few sessions, or it may be an irregular or frequent feature. In any case, you should continue with your practice; the next session is likely to be better.
However, during yoga nidra, if restlessness or discomfort grows, there is no harm in moving your body to adjust your position, or you can even sleep a little.
During the practice, if the mind is deluged with negative thoughts or images, try not to let them disturb you. These thoughts are an expression of the mental toxins existing in the deeper layers of consciousness, which seek a channel of release. By allowing free passage to these negative expressions, the practice may not be very successful in the beginning, but after some time the negativity will exhaust itself and tranquility will prevail.
It is especially important that teachers avoid making negative value judgements, direct or implied, about a student‘s experiences. All experiences, whether apparently positive or negative, should be validated. Students should be discouraged from idle discussion of their experiences in yoga nidra.