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What is Yoga Nidra?

Dec 14 2020 Olivia Hammerschmidt

If you try searching on the definition of yoga nidra, you may find the descriptions are really convoluted! Below is a simple and clear way to explain this ancient practice.

Yoga nidra is one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain, as well as being immensley beneficial.

The participant lays down and gets comfortable on the floor in corpose pose/rest pose (‘savasana’) or you may choose to be seated comfortably. You are then guided by your teacher’s voice. Eyes closed or wearing a soothing eye pillow. Yoga nidra can be 5 minutes or an hour! There is no right or wrong way to practice it.

Yoga nidra can be done by everyone, from children to seniors.  It is a very deep experience of stillness and mental clarity that is sometimes known as your own ‘silent witness’, where you experience true peace and a sense of wholeness.

The goal of the practice is to bring back a little bit of that peace and wholeness, day by day, until the still, peaceful centre becomes a conscious part of your everyday life.

In this way, we never lose our inner peace!

 

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