Who introduced Yoga Nidra? Swami Satyananda Saraswati developed this system of relaxation in the mid 20th century, after studying and practicing the tantric scriptures. His explanation of Yoga nidra was as a state of mind between wakefulness and dream, wherein deep constructs of the mind become opened.
Is Yoga Nidra an ancient practice? Yoga Nidra also known as ‘Yogic Sleep’. It is an ancient yogic practice of healing and relaxation facilitated and induced by guided meditation.
What is Yoga Nidra of Vishnu? Vishnu’s sleep is considered epitome of the best meditating practice. Hence, it is termed as ‘Yoga Nidra’. It starts on Ashadhi Ekadashi and ends on Kartiki Ekadashi. Therefore, the four month period of ‘Yoga Nidra’ is termed as ‘Chaturmas’.
What does Nidra mean in Sanskrit? ‘Ni ‘means void or nothingness. c. ‘Dru’ means to draw forth. Thus, in Sanskrit, ‘nidra’ is to draw forth a state of nothingness. This is equated to the state of deep sleep that is dreamless (the delta brainwave state) where there is no awareness of time and a negation of cognition.