Yoga Nidra Benefits

Release Stress/Balance with Relaxation

yoga-nidraWe exist in a highly technological, highly anxious world, always striving to do more, have more and be more. Stress is the biggest and most common problem in today’s world. Our current lifestyle has us on the go continually, this is creating tension in the body and mind. Unresolved tension is stress. If we allow this tension to live in our body and mind we open the door to disease, depression, insomnia, addiction……. Stress can rob us of our joy and make us feel disconnected from our True Selves. Stress is the cause and relaxation is the answer. This tension in the body and mind needs to be balanced with relaxation.

  • Yoga Nidra helps prevents stress and stress-related disorders. Yoga Nidra helps us disengage from addictive patterns that create stress.
  • Yoga Nidra relaxes and trains the mind. Allowing the subconscious mind to be reprogrammed, bringing joy back into our life.
  • Yoga Nidra awakens creativity. Creativity opens within us when we are relaxed and have a calm mind.
  • 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as beneficial as 3 hours of sleep. Our body restores and heals during sleep. When the sleep is conscious as in Yoga Nidra the body is asleep while the mind is alert and aware. Healing takes place without any effort.
  • 11 hours of Yoga Nidra changes the chemistry of the brain. The more often we do yoga Nidra the better the results…release the stress….addictions and negative behaviours fall away on their own. That’s whats so beautiful about Yoga Nidra it happens effortlessly without us having to do anything.
  • Yoga Nidra connects us with our True Self. Yoga Nidra takes us from outside the body and deeper into the body. In this relaxed state we are no longer attached to body and mind (thinking and doing) we are at a state of feeling and being, thus giving us the ability to hear our intuitive guidance. Allowing ourselves to be guided by a higher power that knows All.
Yoga Nidra...Yoga anyone can do. It's done lying down in a comfortable position and listening and responding to meditative guidance. It can also be done sitting in a chair with your spine straight
Yoga Nidra…Yoga anyone can do.
It’s done lying down in a comfortable position and listening and responding to meditative guidance.
It can also be done sitting in a chair with the spine straight.

What is Kundalini Energy or Kundalini Awakening?

img_2613Kundalini is the most powerful energy in the universe to move you towards spiritual enlightenment. Kundalini is a female (Shakti) energy coiled up like a serpent at the base of the spine. When this kundalini is awakened it’s energy rises up from the base of the spine piercing through the energy centres in the body (chakras). According to the Yogis, kundalini2“there are two nerve currents in the spinal column, called Pingala and Ida, and a hollow canal called Sushumna running through the spinal cord. At the lower end of the hollow canal there is a coiled up kundalini energy they describe it as triangular in form when that kundalini awakes, it tries to force a passage through this hollow canal, and as it rises step by step, layer after layer of the mind becomes open and all the different visions and wonderful powers come to the Yogi. When it reaches the brain, you could find yourself detached from the body and mind and the soul finds itself free”.

img_2611We all have this Kundalini energy in us but most are not aware of it, it’s asleep and waiting to be awakened. You can awaken this kundalini energy through meditation, breath exercises, yoga or by the presence or touch of an enlightened teacher.

Kundalini energy can wake up slowly over time through daily practice or it can spring up quickly like it did in my case…totally unexpected through intensive breath works and in the presence of an enlightened teacher. (click link to read about my awakening) http://inwardyoga.com/inward-journey-2/

Once awakened your life will not be the same….we still have free will and choice but you may find yourself desiring a completely different life than you once thought. I believe our desires and dreams come from God…that Divine, all knowing being that lives within us. After kundalini energy is awakened your intuition may be stronger urging you towards a spiritual life of service. When we listen to the prompting of Spirit our lives become joyful…we begin living our life on purpose….our journey to truth begins. If we resist the promptings of Spirit and stay in self defeating habits…resisting change, we live in fear expecting change to happen outside of us. Self-realization and self-discovery is a spiritual path everyone will eventually journey towards……leading us from darkness to the Light.IMG_0575