What is Yoga Nidra?
1 BETA = AWAKENING AWARENESS
2 ALPHA = DEEP RELAXATION gate way to subconscious mind / most relax exercise
3 THETA = LIGHT MEDITATION AND SLEEP between phase / dreams
4 DELTA = DEEP SLEEP, dreamless sleep / unconscious mind / gate way to universal mind
Yoga Nidra means “Yogic sleep”. It is a consciousness sleep where you are in a deep Non REM sleep, where you produce Delta waves (1-4 hertz) and at the same time you are totally aware of the events in the environment.
The consciousness can go as far as you can lead it. That is the purpose of Yoga Nidra.
It goes beyond hypnosis.
You must try to stay awake. You are relaxed but you are not sleeping.
There is consciousness without thoughts.
You are aware of the fact that you practice yoga Nidra.
The teacher is only a guide. It is the technique that leads the mind to enlightenment and makes it independent of judgment. Not the teacher.
(In hypnosis you are put to sleep and your brain is brought down to a shot. The hypnotist is then the one who leads the mind.)
It is not a meditation. Rather the opposite.
You withdraw your senses and the mind is not concentrated like with meditation but rather brought to sleep.
The mind is isolated and calmed while conscious consciousness remains without isolation.
In Nidra you come into contact with your upper consciousness and your subconscious which can bring about major changes in a person’s character, psyche, actions and intuition if it is applied correctly.
It can help heal emotional trauma and break habits.
4 levels of consciousness
1- Awake = 3 levels of consciousness are active. conscious, subconscious unconscious
2- Dreaming = subconscious is active and stores in the unconscious brain
3- Deep sleep = Only unconsciously is still active. No pictures, desires or visualizations present
4- Turiya = Pure consciousness. Atman or Purusha. Can not be experienced by the senses.
Turiya = All that you are, All that you have been, All that you will ever be.
ONLY YOU CAN SURRENDER TO YOURSELF. YOU ARE THE GURU !!!!!
Creating a Blue print for Yoga Nidra
2 one preliminary relaxation technique
3 Stage 1 – Rotation of Consciousness
4 Stage 2- one pranic breath technique
5 Stage 3 – Physical sensations
6 Stage 4- Imagery symbols (sacred shapes)
7 Stage 5 exploring the observer
8 sankalpa delivery
9 the return
The 5 layers
Annamaya kosha, food body, Unconscious mind (Beta)
Pranamaya kosha, “energy / subtle body”, Subconscious mind (Alpha)
Manomaya kosha “mind-stuff” Mental body, Conscious mind, Ahamkara (Theta)
Vijnanamaya kosha, “wisdom body” Buddhi (Delta)
Anandamaya kosha, “bliss body” Cave of the heart (Delta)
Atman – Purusha, The undifferentiated authentic self, Turiya (Deepest level of yoga nidra)
Over time, your practice becomes a meditation in motion.
distinguish 3 elements in mindfulness:
1. Focused attention (conscious)
2. In the current moment
3. Without judging (open, friendly)
“the power from above”.
Nidra means “Yogic Sleep”. It is a consciousness sleep. There is consciousness without thoughts. It is not a meditation. Rather the opposite. You withdraw your senses and the mind is not concentrated, but rather brought to sleep. You are aware of the fact that you practice Yoga Nidra.
Zuna - Tantra Yoga
Zuna Yoga is a system after the oldest known living tradition of Eastern philosophy and science. It follows the Tantra tradition of Sri Vidya. Tantra Yoga has its roots in Hatha Yoga. It is the science of being.
This exercise method promotes control, flexibility, coordination and tone of the muscles without increasing the size.
This is a form of movement based on the subject matter and theory of Joseph Pilates.
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