Yoga Nidra is a guided “sleep-based” meditation that uses awareness and breath techniques to take you into a state between waking and sleeping. In this state of being the physical body restores itself and it interrupts the process by which we engage our thoughts. You are not “doing” meditation, you are “in” meditation.
Through a unique combination of alert awareness and profound relaxation, Yoga Nidra works by immersing the practitioner in the healing rhythms of the alpha state. Here, you simultaneously access the power of the logical left-brain and the intuitive right brain to align the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems back to homeostasis.
The Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra requires neither years of practice nor intellectual understanding. With focused attention and an abiding trust in the process, unconsciously held obstructions and energetic blockages are released, freeing you to actualize your intentions.
Below are links to several Yoga Nidra’s from the Amrit Yoga Institute. We recommend daily practice, morning or at bedtime are great, but any time is a perfect time for Yoga Nidra.
Lie down in a comfortable position and where you won’t be disturbed. Rest back and enjoy.