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Yoga Nidra is the name given to a particular and quite remarkable state of consciousness. The name comes from the ancient Indian language sanskrit.
“Yoga” means union or one-pointed awareness. “Nidra” means sleep. So when you experience the state of Yoga Nidra in one of my classes in Brighton or Shoreham, or listening to a CD recording, you feel the deep stillness and tranquillity of sleep and yet you retain a unique kind of consciousness, an unusually profound level of awareness, a kind of pure consciousness untainted by habitual thought patterns. In fact the experience is so distinct that words hardly describe the depth and breadth of what occurs in the human mind during Yoga Nidra.
Why Practise Yoga Nidra
Many people I meet in London and in Sussex are looking for ways of relaxing, calming down, switching off and/or stilling the mind. Some people find themselves thinking too much or having excessive internal chatter whilst others want to learn ways of tackling feelings of stress and anxiety. Beneath all those layers of thoughts, feelings, beliefs and habits (so many habits) is pure consciousness a source of insight and understanding.
Whilst Yoga Nidra itself comes from India, you will find many other ancient traditions engaging with this kind of consciousness e.g. the Huna practices of Hawaii. It seems to me there is more than one way to reach this part of the mind and a variety of ways of using it. Yoga Nidra provides an excellent foundation for working with your own internal wisdom and gaining greater control over your thinking.
What do we mean by a Yoga Nidra Class or Workshop
Besides naming that state of pure consciousness the term Yoga Nidra is also used to describe the actual process itself of reaching that state. This can be a bit confusing when you first read about it. But as you get used to learning Yoga Nidra you easily realise the distinction between the two meanings – Yoga Nidra the state and Yoga Nidra the practice. You need to practise Yoga Nidra to experience the state of Yoga Nidra. Or, to put it another way, Yoga Nidra leads to Yoga Nidra. So when I teach a class I am teaching you how to practise Yoga Nidra and, at the same time, guiding you to the state of Yoga Nidra.
Regular Yoga Nidra is an excellent way of training the mind to develop healthier ways of thinking and feeling.
Eastern teachings have had a great influence on me. In fact between October 2005 and October 2006 I spent eight months travelling through India. I found inspiration and many new ideas during my trip.
Training your mind and quality of consciousness
I have an active interest in yoga and Indian philosophy. I find many of the ideas arising from ancient Vedic teachings useful when considering the relationship between mind, body and spirit.
If this is a topic that interests you, we can explore ways of incorporating these ideas into your personal development e.g visualisations of the chakras, sourcing your prana (energy). I offer one-to-one tuition as well as group classes. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help you.
Meditation and Yoga Nidra
I regularly teach meditation and Yoga Nidra in London and Sussex. I find it especially useful to teach half-day workshops, because you have time in these workshops to learn the key elements of effective meditation.
Yoga Nidra is a remarkable practice developed by the Bihar School of Yoga in India. Even though it contains many of the crucial elements of best meditation practice it does much more than just meditation. If you would like to read about Yoga Nidra please click on the following link:
There are a huge variety of ways you can learn to manage your thoughts, feelings, habits and behaviour. If you would like to learn how you can combine the very best of eastern and western teachings to improve the quality of your life, and to really make a sustainable difference, you are welcome to meet me for a chat. I offer an initial consultation free of charge.
If you would like to come along please ring me on 07771 823651 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.