Having a good night's rest may be the road to a productive and positive day. When we begin the day of despair, our loved ones will be more influenced by it, and it may contribute to anxiety and medical issues not too far away. A good night's rest is important in this sense. However, some people suffering from insomnia & or have a difficult time sleeping or falling asleep at night if they wake up in the middle of night.
There are a few things you can do to improve your sleeping habits. Practicing regular yoga practices will improve the sleeping schedule. Regardless of whether you experience recurrent or sporadic insomnia, a calming asana regimen and simple meditation at bedtime will help to calm down your mind & body and ease sleep changing, make things easier tomorrow.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient Yogic practice, described as "Yogic Sleep." A practice of deep relaxation, Yoga Nidra is usually performed lying on the floor while listening to the instructor's voice. Described at times as "led meditation," Yoga Nidra is a practice much broader than that, bringing us to the position between waking and sleeping. It is a profound relaxation for the body, and it takes the mind to such stillness that the Sages claimed it would cleanse the unwanted urges. Irrespective of this accomplishment, at the very least, this deep inner state of rest, helps one to awaken from the Nidra in a balanced and peaceful state. It is expected that through the practice of Nidra, the perception of meditation would intensify and become a more sustained condition.
Throughout the Yoga Nidra session, students lie on their Yoga mat in their relaxed clothes and rest while listening to the instructor 's instruction. It is hoped that the student will not fall asleep during the practice, although this may be a natural happening at the beginning, inviting your attention to go deep into the stillness and silence. As you move into the state of Yoga Nidra itself, you want to “empty, empty, empty” the field of the mind.
There may be thoughts in the Dreaming Mind, but you've gone beyond that in Yoga Nidra. When your focus has abandoned the events of the outside universe, your heart has often entered the Dreaming state of mind and moved further inward.
There are numerus benefits of Yoga Nidra Practice, some are subtle which you may or may not notice like releasing repressed matters, pranic healing, clear up unconscious, awakens creativity and enhance memory and learning capacity. Sometimes it takes more time to feel the subtle changes but you can easily experience the more gross benefits like
Minimizes all kind of tensions: Modern psychology as well as Yogic philosophy believes in three kinds of tension – muscular tensions, emotional tensions and mental tensions – which can be progressively released through the systematic and regular practice of Yoga Nidra.
Minimizes Anxiety: Contemporary Psychology as well as Yogic Theory believe in three kinds of stress – muscle strain, emotional tension and intellectual tension – that can be slowly released by the rigorous and daily practice of Yoga Nidra.
Muscular Tension: Nerve and endocrine imbalances result in muscle tension. It manifests itself in the form of stiffness and rigidity in the physical body. The body is gradually relaxed in the practice of Yoga Nidra, which in turn releases the accumulated muscular tension.
Relaxes the mind: Yoga Nidra is in accordance with the diagram of the brain's white matter. As consciousness lets Pranic energy migrate inside the brain's neural pathway, this Pranic flow gives a subjective experience of relaxation in the brain.
The state where the brain is completely relaxed results in mental relaxation. The practice of Yoga Nidra brings alpha dominance in the brain, which is characterized by mental relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is an open practice of meditation which aims to cultivate multiple levels of well-being. Practiced with consistency and awareness, one may find a good amount of peace in a short period of time.
Yoga Nidra is not hypnotism, mesmerism, therapy, counselling or psychiatric intervention as known in a modern context. In Yoga Nidra, the student is the decision-maker, not even the teacher, because the main idea of Yoga Nidra revolves around the intention decided by each student. The instructor only offers information and concepts from the ancient teachings of Veda, and Yoga to help the student establish a specific approach.