Yoga Nidra : A powerful way to improve your Mental Health
Sleep is a non negotiable physiological process and these days it is very common to have disturbed sleep quality or insomnia due to poor lifestyle. Our body needs good quality sleep to recover, maintain our wellbeing and rid of any by-products that we have accumulated during the day which can be induced by foods, the environment and even mental and physical stress.
Yoga nidra practice is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep, or in better words it a more of a power nap and help us to sleep better and on a deeper level.
Not: Yoga nidra practice is not a replacement for sleep.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yog Nidra is a form of yogic sleep. It is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. Yog Nidra is a type of meditation and is good for all age groups (above 6 years). It is really easy and generally performed under guided audio.
Yoga Nidra is a profound and powerful practice, it can seriously change teh way you look upon your life.It may not be the perfect solution for everyone, but it does have a huge success rate amongst those who chose to adopt it – a big part of the success is probably because of the simple fact that it is really easy. It is really easy for a few simple reasons;
Yoga Nidra is a meditation practice – it is for everyone, a breakthrough meditation practice, where we can move quickly through Pratyahara and Dharana and settle quickly into the profound state of Dhyana. Many meditators claim that Yoga Nidra is extremely supportive of their other meditation practices and Yoga Nidra is an important part of the Yogic Meditation framework.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra:
- Better sleep quality
- Increase creativity
- Increase rest
- Increase focus
- Increase relaxation during stressful times
- Improve learning
- Improve memory
There is nothing wrong with falling asleep as your ears are still feeding the subconscious mind and keeping a memory even whilst you are deep in sleep! Your mind and body keeps aware of whatever is still going on without you having to pay attention to anything making it automatic to receive anything while asleep. Yoga nidra session is a powerful tool to manifestation and increasing your awareness of what you don’t already know and want to know about.
Yoga nidra carefully and slowly allows you to shift your mind and body to awareness of the current state of mental activity and still inertly be aware of everything that happens.