Deeper access to joy starts with a peaceful and relax mind
Life today is either dreadfully hectic or insignificantly dull. Even after a busy day, some of us can fall asleep only after popping a pill. Others after sleeping for hours still need the energy to get up and move about. Some of us seek alternate measures to get peace and experience joy. Still others give up everything and take a road less travelled by. Of course, Indian Vedic and Yogic wisdom always have the answers for us!
It is not a secret that giving complete rest to the body by sleeping for 8-9 hours has a healing effect on our entire system. Is it possible to sleep for minimum hours and still find the energy to do everything that we want to do in a day with peace and joy? How can we make our sleep effective? Yoga Nidra is the answer.
Yoga Nidra is Yogic sleep, which is a significant part of Yoga. During Yoga Nidra the practitioner reaches a state of complete relaxation and becomes free from the awareness of all the senses except one or two and reaches a state of meditation. It is a condition where the seeker is half awake and half asleep. It is a state where the self is aware of being in deep sleep. Here the self becomes spiritually aware of the connection between the body, the soul and the Supreme Soul. Here the art of meditation is taken to another level.
Yoga Nidra’s restorative effect on the brain is known to reduce stress and anxiety. It helps with memory and improves reflex. It is a sure cure for headaches and has positive impact in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. All the muscles and cell within the body undergo healing and rejuvenation during the Yogic sleep.