Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious sleep in which one is in deep sleep and yet remains fully conscious. The yogis use this technique for both sleep and meditation. The quality of rest one receives through this method is entirely different from that which is derived through ordinary sleep.
“For decades we have guided the shavasana practices and yoga nidra in sessions where the teacher does the ‘recital’ and others listen and follow. But we have not TAUGHT the procedures.” —Swami Veda Bharati
Guided practices done in shavasana will be taught in proper sequence, leading to different stages of Yoga Nidra, so students can better absorb and assimilate the effects and awareness which the posture and practices have generated.
Under the guidance of senior teachers, some of whom have been practicing for over 30-50 years, this in-person retreat offers a revitalizing practice that gives total rest to the mind, brain, nervous system, senses, and body. Yoga nidra supports and strengthens the meditational technique and can be applied to learning subtleties of life.
OM Kriya audio (as taught by Swami Rama, recorded by Ma Radha Bharati).
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