Yoga Nidra - The Antidote For Lifestyle Stress
A powerful progressive relaxation practice of Yoga Nidra leads to meditative states where intuition and creativity naturally arise, and the mind is functioning on a deeper level of awareness. It induces changes of brainwaves associated with physical relaxation, concentration and meditation, dreams, and deep non-REM sleep.
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Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation, guided imagery, and meditative inquiry that focuses on systematic relaxation of the body and allows the mind to enter a state of deep, meditative awareness that approximates sleep in which dream-like thoughts and images spontaneously appear. But unlike sleep, in which the mind identifies with mental activity, during Yoga Nidra we become impartial observers, bearing witness to the these mental dream-like fragments. In this state, thinking dissolves, and the mind becomes very malleable. The practitioner has more ability to shape the power of the mind field according to their intention. This is valuable in processes of learning and self-healing.
This meditative state induces changes in brainwaves, shifting from the awake Beta states to the Alpha states associated with deep physical relaxation, and Theta states, which are associated with concentration and meditation. With repeated practice, the Theta waves are followed by Delta waves where practitioners experience deep non-REM sleep but remain aware of their surroundings. In this state of awareness, intuition and creativity naturally arise. In Yoga Nidra you activate and maintain the dreamy terrain at the edge of sleep where you have access to deep seated memories, intuition, as well as your creative mind. Because you gain access to your brain’s creative potential, it’s not unusual to come out of the practice with answers to questions, or solutions to previously held problems.