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Yoga Nidra

Here at YogaHub we love the practice of yoga nidra, which is often called “yogic sleep.”

Yoga nidra

Is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.

If you are able to stay awake, it can bring clarity of mind and deep insight.

Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness

The concept of yoga nidra is very ancient in Indian traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Lord Krishna is often associated with it in the ancient Indian text Mahabharata.

Some benefits

  • Yoga nidra can be practiced by anyone and there is no wrong way to practice it. All you have to do is lie down in Savasana and follow the voice that is guiding you.

 

  • Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. You can incorporate yogic sleep into your everyday life to help reduce stress and anxiety.

 

  • It helps with relieving muscular, emotional and mental tension.

 

  • Yogic sleep treats insomnia.

 

  • It improves creativity and enhances memory.

 

  • One of the most amazing benefits of yoga nidra is how refreshed you feel afterwards. It is believed that 30 minutes of yoga nidra is the equivalent of 3 hours sleep.

Try it yourself

If you would like to try some yogic sleep, I found two great videos on YouTube.

Video 1 and video 2.

 

Let us know how you like it.

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Anna is currently completing her Yoga Teacher Training with YogaHub and is loving it. Teaching Yoga and Spirituality is her Dharma (life path) and she has a huge passion for writing. Anna loves writing about yoga, travel and spirituality. Her website is www.AnnaB.ie and all her social media is @AnnaB.ie , you can read much more from her there. Love, Light & Namaste

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  • Nepal says:

    It’s a nice post thanks for sharing such a wonderful article.

  • Yoga says:

    Yoga Practice is not included according to any human age, It is suitable for every gender and age, Yoga provides always fantastic result for any age. Even child or old, it is good to practice for everyone. Who can practice Yoga they can start yoga and they can feel safe. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article.

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