Reduce mental and physical stress
Train and relax your mind
Clear up negative subconscious programming
Awaken your creativity
Enhance your memory and learning capacity
Manage psychological disorders
Prepares you for deeper states of meditation
Yoga Nidra Explained
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness a state of care free being. It is a conscious Deep Sleep. The practice of Yoga Nidra connects you to your subconscious andyour unconscious, the parts of you that contain your greatest strengths, abilities, knowledge and wisdom. You can create connection to this part of you through regular practice of Yoga Nidra to develop your intuition and expand your sense of self.
To be explained simply Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation and meditation technique where the mind remains awake during the normally unconscious state associated with sleep. This technique induces deep relaxation of the body–mind with the ultimate aim of increasing self-awareness. It is a technique that allows you to recharge, relax, rejuvenate and awaken your higher consciousness.
There is nothing for you to do only to lie down comfortably allowing yourself to relax, let go mentally, physically and emotionally. You must do your best to remain awake and just listen, follow the instructions that take you on this inner journey. As most people fall asleep when they relax so the first stage of learning Yoga Nidra is to practice remaining awake and aware. This has many physical and psychological health benefits that evolve as you discover more and more of the hidden treasures that lie dormant in you.
The modern usage of the term Yoga Nidra refers more to the relaxation and the meditation technique developed by Swami Satyananda in 1961, rather than to the state of absorption into the higher self.
The technique enables us to remain aware while we enter into the dream and sleeping states of consciousness. The state of Yoga Nidra occurs when we can remain conscious during the sleep state (called pranjna in the Mandukya Upanishad).
You will feel so refreshed, rejuvenated, calm and grounded even after one session of Yoga Nidra. Most people’s experience after a 20 to 40 minute Yoga Nidra session is that they first notice they feel an incredible sense of a deep rest after this practice even compared to an 6 to 8 hour sleep. Continue for a period of time and see your life change, your personality blossom and even old habit patterns drop away.
What an experience this was to arrive at the Taj Mahal without having slept for 26 hours. Stuck on a train platform for 13 hours without sleep and then the train taking 13 hours to arrive due to major complications. To arrive at the Taj Mahal's grounds and be graced with on of the 7 wonders of the world made everything worth it.
Carmella just did a private performance at my birthday party. I had the great pleasure of learning the harmonium and voice connection lessons from Carmella
What an exhilarating day to have completed and graduated from my yoga teacher training diploma under one of most inspiring leading yoga teachers around the world Acharya Upendra Roy in August 2005
Being apart of the Lululemon Ambassador program was so much fun. To be apart of there community gave me so many opportunities, even being down at Bondi beach on a day like this was a gift.
Practicing private lessons with our teacher Yogi Charu. This posture is revolved pigeon (Parivrta Eka Rajakapotasana)
Tapping into our subtle body allows us to discover our true self and our inner universe of infinite possibilities.
My second yoga teacher Yogi Charu who lives now in New York. I had the honor to be trained privately for 2 years with Charu and 4 years in total with his community of students. This time was so precious and so special. Charu gave us all so much and allowed my practice to deepen to profound new levels. Blessing to you Charu.
What an experience to be on mantra and meditation retreat with Deva Premal and her husband Miten. Deva is a divine sweet soul. I was so star struck.
What bliss, my favorite yoga asana