Yoga Nidra with Uptown Yoga
September 17, 2019
Yoga nidra, more commonly known as yogic sleep, is one of the easiest, yet powerful, yoga techniques. It is practiced in order to rest comfortably in the savasana pose, also known as the corpse pose, to obtain a sense of wholeness through the meditation of five layers of self (pancha maya kosha). Yoga Nidra offers a perfect time to work on our “sankalpa’, or life intentions made through our heart and mind, meant to bring harmony to our being.
Here are the benefits of yoga nidra.
Yoga nidra is for everyone!
While other more intense yoga like vinyasa and asana (which consist of holding long poses) are not for everyone, yoga nidra is accessible to everyone regardless of physical condition. The practice is done from a relaxed state lying on the floor. It can be modified to a seated position if lying down is uncomfortable.
You can’t go wrong with yoga nidra
After you lie down in savasana state, you are guided by a voice and you simply have to follow it. You will gain new and valuable experiences every time you come to practice. Even falling asleep is okay, as the benefits are still absorbed while you are unconscious in practice.
Easy practice in your daily life
Sometimes, the seated meditation can be quite frustrating when you are trying to find focus, clearing the mind and bringing awareness to your breath. The right direction can always be found through yoga nidra, where it’s okay to stare at a blank wall. It is also up to you to choose whether you want a five-minute practice or an hour-long one. You can practice in bed before you sleep or anywhere else where you can lie down. Try one of the many downloads of yoga nidra on Spotify or iTunes. No need to get on your yoga clothes (unless you live in them like us) just find a comfy spot to relax and pop in your earbuds.
Yoga nidra allows you to explore what you need at the moment while focusing on releasing your long-held emotions. It guides you on a pathway to freedom without bodily stress. Join the yoga class at Uptown Yoga in Dallas for an in-depth discussion on creating a solution (resolution) to cure all frustration taking control of our habits and also will focus on Sankalpa followed by an asana practice to calm the mind and nervous system before practicing the bliss of yoga nidra.