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Yoga Nidra, which literally means "sleep of the yogis", is used to prepare both mentally and physically prior to seeking deeper levels of consciousness and awareness through meditation. However Yoga Nidra is also regularly practiced on its own as a daily relaxation technique. Adherents claim that half an hour of Yoga Nidra can replace up to three hours of normal sleep, although its regular use as a sleep substitute is not recommended as the body and mind still requires sufficient rest through standard sleep.

The true sleep of a Yogi is a state of consciousness in which the Yogi is believed to be connected with the Divine energy pervading the whole Cosmos. This energy is thought to be beyond space and time, allowing the Yogi to possibly see the past, the present and the future. A Yogi may also become aware of his past lives. Through Yoga Nidra the Yogi can work through Karmas, as this clarity penetrates levels of the subconscious. It is used to help purify the subconscious through use of certain vows known as Shankalpas. Experienced Yogis claim to use Yoga Nidra for astral travels and in its highest level it leads to Samadhi.

Yoga Nidra should not be confused with techniques of autosuggestion, or "autogenous training".

HistoryEdit

Paramyogeshwar Sri Devpuriji developed Yoga Nidra and passed it on to Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji and it was taught to his disciples since 1880. On his journeys to the Himalayas, Sri Devpuriji met, among others, Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh and Swami Muktananda, who is well known in Europe and conveyed the technique of Yoga Nidra to several Yogis and Swamis, such as Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Janakananda.

Swami Satyananda developed the modern form of Yoga Nidra from the ancient tantric practice of nyasa meditation, which uses Sanskrit mantras while meditating on each part of the body. Thus Yoga Nidra gradually spread throughout India and finally to Europe and the United States and is taught in the system in Satyananda Yoga and Yoga in Daily Life.

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{{enWP|Yoga Nidra, which literally means "sleep of the yogis", is used to prepare both mentally and physically prior to seeking deeper levels of consciousness and awareness through meditation. However Yoga Nidra is also regularly practiced on its own as a daily relaxation technique. Adherents claim that half an hour of Yoga Nidra can replace up to three hours of normal sleep, although its regular use as a sleep substitute is not recommended as the body and mind still requires sufficient rest through standard sleep.

The true sleep of a Yogi is a state of consciousness in which the Yogi is believed to be connected with the Divine energy pervading the whole Cosmos. This energy is thought to be beyond space and time, allowing the Yogi to possibly see the past, the present and the future. A Yogi may also become aware of his past lives. Through Yoga Nidra the Yogi can work through Karmas, as this clarity penetrates levels of the subconscious. It is used to help purify the subconscious through use of certain vows known as Shankalpas. Experienced Yogis claim to use Yoga Nidra for astral travels and in its highest level it leads to Samadhi.

Yoga Nidra should not be confused with techniques of autosuggestion, or "autogenous training".

HistoryEdit

Paramyogeshwar Sri Devpuriji developed Yoga Nidra and passed it on to Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji and it was taught to his disciples since 1880. On his journeys to the Himalayas, Sri Devpuriji met, among others, Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh and Swami Muktananda, who is well known in Europe and conveyed the technique of Yoga Nidra to several Yogis and Swamis, such as Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Janakananda.

Swami Satyananda developed the modern form of Yoga Nidra from the ancient tantric practice of nyasa meditation, which uses Sanskrit mantras while meditating on each part of the body. Thus Yoga Nidra gradually spread throughout India and finally to Europe and the United States and is taught in the system in Satyananda Yoga and Yoga in Daily Life.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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