Yoga Nidra is sleeping with a hint of consciousness. It is a state between waking and dreaming. During Yoga Nidra, we open the deeper layers of consciousness. Right now, while you are reading this, you are using your intellectual mind, the most superficial layer of consciousness. When you relax, the deeper layers of the subconscious and unconscious mind start to open. These are some of the strongest forces within the human body.
Yoga Nidra is not a matter of concentration. In fact, you don’t need to concentrate at all. You just allow your thoughts to move along from point to point and remain aware of what it is you are experiencing. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You don’t have to remain completely still. The most important part of Yoga Nidra is to open yourself up to the instructions that are spoken and to observe the experiences that arise without judgment or connecting to them.
In our current society, many people are over-stimulated on a daily basis due to all kinds of stress. This exhausts the nervous system completely. In Yoga Nidra, we aim to reverse this process. Through relaxation in the body, we eventually allow the deeper layers to relax as well. The total and systemic relaxation of Yoga Nidra equals many hours of regular sleep without consciousness. Practicing Yoga Nidra for about 1 hour equals 4 hours of regular rest.
In this training, you will get to know the science behind Yoga Nidra and you will make yourself acquainted with the various application of Yoga Nidra. You will receive the tools you need in order to be able to write and create your script, as well as the opportunity to practice that script, in order to let your script become a living document of your own making.