Relaxation

Origin and Evolution of Yoga Nidra

The meditative sound of “aum” is composed of three letters—a, u and m. The “a” is the state of wakefulness, and external awareness through the mind and sense organs. The “u” represents the dream state, composed of internal experiences. The “m” represents the Yoga nidra state of deep, lucid sleep, being the third of four levels of consciousness. (The fourth level—absolute emptiness—is that of no sound with neither inward nor outward consciousness. This fourth level lies beneath the other three states.)

How to Practice Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a wonderful way to relax the mind; it is a more relaxing than sleep; it is the place of true reality; it is here that we as humans become all-knowing and have no feelings of judgment. Practicing Yoga nidra once or twice daily will create longevity.

Three Easy Yoga Relaxation Techniques

Below are three variations, but there are many more that you might find useful for teaching Yoga classes or for practicing at home. If you want to become a Yoga teacher, it is wise to be familiar with them because they serve as a bridge for students who have difficulty with meditation.

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