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Yoga Nidra

February 13, 2012

When I talk about Yoga Nidra, I am referring to a meditation technique that is characterized by being carried out lying on the back, in the relaxation posture Savasana.

With the help of the instructions you receive from the teacher, you progressively relax each and every one of the structures of your body-mind. Being stretched is an advantage to reach deeper states of relaxation, but it can also be a drawback since you can fall asleep, if that happens nothing happens since Yoga Nidra it's effective even then, though obviously, it's more beneficial to stay awake. The idea is that as you practice you learn to stay on the border between sleep and wakefulness... a real challenge!, and that is called reaching the state of nidra (the border between the waves alpha y theta). In this state, the mind is capable of operating in dimensions of the subconscious and unconscious, right there where all the answers to our conflicts reside, and our true nature.

Observing all those mental impressions that emerge in the state of nidra, being only a witness, that is, without judging or labeling as good or bad, you purify your mental structure, thereby awakening and developing your abilities, you increase your creativity and your memory becomes clearer, learning is easier for you, and creativity develops. wisdom and intuition. The basic structure that makes up the Yoga Nidra is: - Relaxation. - Sankalpa: positive affirmation that is repeated three times at the beginning and three more at the end so that it penetrates the subconscious. - Rotation of consciousness: the teacher systematically reviews all the parts of the body out loud. - Be aware of breathing. - Opposite sensations: experience them as intensely as possible to eliminate them at will. - Awareness of chidakasha: attentive observation of the mental screen. - Visualization: selection of previously selected images. - Awareness of chidakasha. - Sankalpa: phrase that formulates what you want to modify. - Final. And you, what meditation techniques do you use? Dare to tell me! Irune.

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