Have you ever been in savasana at the end of yoga class and just when you feel yourself start to relax, your teacher calls time? Have you wondered what a longer, deeper period of relaxation would feel like? What it might do for your stress levels and your health in general? Well, I have two words for you: yoga nidra.
What Is Yoga Nidra?
This relaxation/meditation technique originated in India, but, like most modern yoga, has been modified and Westernized to suit the needs of contemporary students.
Though yoga nidra is translated as "yogic sleep," this method is not really about getting in a good snooze. Guided by a teacher's voice, you identify sensations throughout your body and focus on your breath, while remaining in a state of relaxed awareness so that you may release deeply held tensions, some of which you may not even be aware. Enjoy these Yoga Nidra Practices....for wellness, recovery and sometimes just a time out! Enjoy Namaste!