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  • 1. Pranav Khawale BNYS (2 nd year) SVYASA
  • 2.
    • The concept of yoga nidra was started by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
    • Yoga nidra is a form of tantra
    • It is not sleep nor concentration
    • It helps open the inner chambers of the mind
  • 3.
    • A set of asanas or 6-12 rounds of suryanamaskara can be used before yoga nidra.
    • It is recommended to practice yoga nidra in shavasana.
  • 4.
    • 1. Preparation
    • Eyes closed, body is still.
    • No effort to concentrate or control the mind.
    • Mind is in a mood to relax.
    • The whole atmosphere is charged with one type of powerful vibration.
    • Body is in a state of relaxation.
    • 2. Resolve
    • A sankalpa is made.
    • Most often recommendation is to resolve to awaken the kundalini that is in the mooladhara chakra.
  • 5.
    • 3. Rotation of Consciousness
    • Awareness is felt at each part of the body
    • Start from right side, then to the left side of the body
    • Next to the back side, then front of the body
    • Next is body/floor contact
  • 6.
    • 4. Awareness of Sensations
    • Heaviness
      • Entire body becomes heavy
      • Intensify the felling of heaviness and gradually relax part by part
      • Lightness
      • Whole body becomes light.
      • Body is felt as it is a mass of cotton
      • Alteration of heaviness and lightness
        • Alternate feeling of heaviness and lightness
      • Heat
        • Experience heat all over the body
      • Cold
        • Experience cold all over the body
  • 7.
    • 5. Rapid Visualization
    • Quickly visualize objects as said aloud
    • Do not think for long time
    • If unable to visualize, it is alright
    • 6. Chakra Visualization
    • Awareness of Chakras in an order
      • Mooladhara , Swadhishtana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna, Bindu and Sahasrara
  • 8.
    • 7. Concluding the Practice
    • Become aware of the external environment
    • Repeat the sankalpa 3 times
    • Slowly open the eyes and sit up
  • 9.
    • Psychological disorders
    • Insomnia
    • Drug addiction and alcoholism
    • Pain relieving
    • Pregnancy, child birth and menstrual disorders
    • Psychosomatic disorders Asthma, Colitis and peptic ulcer, cancer therapy
    • Cardiovascular diseases Hypertension, minor and major heart attacks
  • 10.

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