I have started teaching a brand new Yoga Nidra and Meditation Class here In Shoreham-by-Sea every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Full details of how to book and where to go are on my website: http://www.advancedtherapy.co.uk/meditation.php
YOGA NIDRA: a unique practice (no postures or movements), incorporates relaxation, meditation & the state of yoga nidra, 'conscious sleep'.
How I teach
I guide the practice with techniques and meditations from Bihar School of Yoga & from methods used in NLP (neuro linguistic programming). I find this combination accelerates deep relaxation & stillness of the mind.
What is Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is an amazing practice. It's more than just relaxation. In fact it is more than just meditation. Some people liken it to a hypnotic trance. Others say it is a state of total integration between the consciousness and unconsciousness. Some people don't say anything at all about it, because sometimes there are no words to describe deep and profound experiences.
Where does it come from
The practice itself is based on techniques and a philosophy going back thousands of years with roots in the vedic teachings and the self realisation traditions of India. The specific style taught nowadays was developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati of The Bihar School of Yoga based on extensive studies of ancient texts and by following the principles of Raja Yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
What are the benefits
In my experience Yoga Nidra can be a very healing experience. It can enable you to live more consciously and gain greater control and insight into emotional and thought processes, especially if you allow it to become a daily routine.
As you become experienced in the practice of Yoga Nidra and meditation you can enjoy working with your chakras (energy centres) and discovering a natural ability to maintain greater control over the emotional states experienced in daily life, replacing old automated unconscious behaviours and responses with something more graceful and stable - a kind of superconsciousness.
This is just what I think today of course. Ask me tomorrow and I may say something completely different. The best way to truly understand Yoga Nidra is to try it.