Interesting Facts about Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a mindful yogic deep sleep. Did you know that a single hour of Yoga Nidra is as soothing as four hours of ordinary unconscious sleep?
Just remember to execute it as best as you can without any straining or pushing into your own limits. It is a combination of the states of sleep and cognizance which makes it possible to make the subconscious and unconscious mind interact.
Yoga Nidra 61 Points Relaxation Meditation can help increase the ability to visualize that will enable the person to deal with karma and release samskaras from the unconscious mind.
There are specific health problems that can actually be cured by visualization. Moreover, the sense of energy in the body is incredibly intensified with the practice of Yoga Nidra which makes it also favorable in practicing Kundalini Yoga.
What Happens in Yoga Nidra 61 Points Relaxation Meditation?
Yoga Nidra 61 Points Relaxation Meditation is a great way to communicate with the inner self or unconscious mind. That is why it is also considered as a meditative technique and is a phase of pratyahara, in which the senses are obstructed from the consciousness.
Moreover, this yogic sleep technique also involves a methodical transition of consciousness to different parts of the human body. As a result, it can improve health by balancing prana which is a form of energy. Yoga Nidra can help increase one’s awareness of the body and enables the individual to gain better control in sense organs as well as emotions.
Through a progressive and effective practice of Yoga Nidra, it is actually possible to wake oneself up at any time and can even watch oneself dreaming since it is a deep conscious sleep.
How to Do Yoga Nidra 61 Points Relaxation Meditation?
The Yoga Nidra 61 Points Relaxation Meditation is also known as the calming concentration exercise that can be practiced by either sitting or lying down. You will need to bring your attention to the 61 different points all over the body. This Yoga Nidra meditation 61 Points Relaxation can be done in different methods:
• Soundlessly counting the point, you can count with your mind.
• Visualization of a small blue star. Color Blue is preferred because it is the most calming color.
• Observation of the sensation at each point
• Doing all of the above or any combination of just 2 methods.
You might want to try the Yoga Nidra Relaxation of swami Jnaneshvara Bharati.
This meditation is an authentic rendering of Yoga Nidra as taught in the Himalayas by the masters of Yoga. While it is an advanced meditation practice, anyone can start the practice while watching it deepen over time.
The voice will systematically guide you to explore your physical body, then move through 61 specific points within the body, and then practice ascending breath awareness along the body and spine. Your attention will be brought to the space between the eyebrows, then to the throat, and finally to the heart center, where you will go deep into stillness and silence, beyond the activities of the mind.
The Yoga Nidra CD has five tracks. The first track is an introduction (8:02 minutes), describing the state of Yoga Nidra and the practices on the CD. The next four tracks move through four sequential practices that are listened to together, so as to form a complete practice of 57:24 minutes (CD is 65:36 minutes in total). These four tracks can also be listened to individually, as complete practices unto themselves, which allows you to have the benefits of practice when less time is available.