What is the difference between meditation and Yoga Nidra? While traditional meditation puts all awareness on a single focus, Yoga Nidra guides you through entire layers to reach your Atman or true self. By working through each kosha, you can descend deeper, and this depth simply cannot be achieved in meditation’s waking state.
What is Nidra energy? Nidra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning sleep or slumber. It is a meditative and relaxing practice intended to bring the body into complete physical, mental and emotional rest. This deep dive into conscious relaxation promotes a restorative state for the mind and soul to decompress.
Why is Yoga Nidra good for sleep? The practice of Yoga Nidra brings us very close to sleep, enabling us to learn how to navigate it, and recognise when we are falling towards it. In time, we learn to stay conscious, therefore no longer ‘fusing’ our consciousness with sleep, so while our body rests and repairs, we can remain awake.
What is Restorative Nidra yoga? More about Yoga Nidra
It is an effortless, guided yoga relaxation and meditation practice that anyone can do, by themselves with an audio recording, or with the guidance of a teacher in person. It is usually done lying down in stillness using blankets and cushions as support.