Imagine walking along a beautiful mountain stream. You can hear birds singing as the stream rushes by. Light waves of fresh air are cooling your face, and the sun warms your back as you keep walking. In the distance you see a beautiful waterfall. You start walking towards this waterfall and feel the mist on your face and hands as you approach it. You can now see the water bounce off the rocks and bubbles of air large and small pop.
Yoga nidra has a number of health benefits, including improved sleep, balance, stress relief, psychological health and a feeling of harmony. One of the most important factors in achieving this is deep breathing techniques used during nidra practice. This session will focus on these breathing techniques.
Dolphins have always been remarkably friendly and social with humans. They are warm-blooded mammals just like humans. Play is an important part of dolphins' lives, and they often play with seaweed or other dolphins, seabirds and turtles. Dolphins also seem to enjoy riding waves and frequently surf coastal swells. Dolphins are attracted to music and produce unique audible sounds themselves. Many find these dolphin conversations both relaxing and even healing.
Birdsong relaxes physically and stimulates cognitively at the same time. People find birdsong relaxing and reassuring because over thousands of years, they have learnt when the birds sing they are safe. This natural soundscape is productivity boosting and can be used at work to help focus, improve cognition and reduce tiredness. Gentle birdsong also masks unwanted background noise, hum, and conversation, which will help with reduction of tension and stress.
Yoga nidra is a form of relaxation technique which helps to restore peace and clarity in those who practice this form of meditation. The meaning of yoga nidra is 'deep sleep'. Those practicing yoga nidra will be able to completely let go of all worry, thoughts, impressions and disturbances, arriving at a state of total relaxation.
It is the depth and relaxation in sleep that counts. This audio track will help you engage in meditation before falling to sleep, as during sleep the man leaves the physical form and goes to superphysical planes, and it is the last train of thought in your mind that determines and conforms you to the special superphysical influence you are to obtain. The physical benefits too shall be great. You will feel more rested in this way, and your sleep will be sounder and more refreshing than otherwise.
Yoga nidra offers a holistic approach to relaxation. Sleep alone doesn't always provide a complete state of relaxation. Techniques used during yoga nidra meditation remove muscular, mental and emotional tensions to enable a more complete relaxation experience. This session will use a combination of breathing and sensation awareness techniques to rebalance the basic elements of the body and mind.
This meditation gives those who practice it newfound senses of strength, power and wisdom and a feeling of spiritual exaltation and bliss. The spirit in man, which is the highest manifestation of his soul, is a drop in the ocean of spirit, apparently separate and distinct yet really in touch with the ocean itself and with every other drop in it. As man unfolds in spiritual consciousness, he becomes more and more aware of his relation to the universal spirit, or universal mind, as some term it.
The real self is not the body or even the mind of man. These things are but parts of his personality, the lesser self. The real self is independent of the body which it inhabits and is even independent of the mechanism of the mind, which it uses as an instrument. The real self is a drop from the divine ocean and is eternal and indestructible. It cannot die or be annihilated, and no matter what becomes of the body, the real self still exists. It is the soul.
This visualisation technique will be useful to prepare your mind for rest and sleep. It helps remove such obstacles as upset and anxiety, creating a sense of clarity and safety in the mind. Shifting from worry to calm will improve sleep.
Being in a mindful state benefits the mind and body. Many of us love to sit on the banks of rivers surrounded by the gentle movements of the water. Though we may not be conscious of it, the water is inducing a mildly meditative state of calm focus and gentle awareness. This audio recording offers 60 minutes of pure river waters flowing gently and creating a perfect soundscape for relaxation, meditation or simple enjoyment of mindfulness and peace.
Waking up in the middle of the night because of some silly worrying thought such as lost car keys or an imaginary exam the next day is never fun. Our minds are often fixated on stressful thoughts until we find a way to get rid of them. This technique will help you do just that by rewiring your circuits and reconnecting you with sleep.
This progressive tension-reduction technique teaches you how to train your body for relaxation. It can be practised before bedtime, after waking and during the day to reduce stress levels and buildup of tension and to improve quality of sleep. This technique is based on cognitive behavioural therapy, with focus on releasing tension in each muscle group and the whole body. Creating physical relaxation in the body is important for sleep and can reduce anxiety.