One of the best ways to relax is the yogic practice of Yoga Nidra. In this article I will explain what it is and how it works – and of course encourage you to start already today!
You may wonder what this has to do with tantra – what this blog should be about… Well, letting go of tension and relaxing the body and mind is an important aspect of any practice, but there’s even closer tantric connection here.
Where does Yoga Nidra come from?
The concept of Yoga Nidra is ancient. It means a type of conscious or psychic sleep, where the practitioner is fully relaxed but staying aware at the same time. The practice was probably not known by this name until Swami Satyananda Saraswati from Bihar School of Yoga started to popularize it in the 70’s. He tells a story where he had learned some Vedic mantras while seemingly fully asleep, when the students of a school had been reciting them early in the morning. So he started to explore the topic closer, and later on wrote a book about Yoga Nidra. Read more