Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and HealingYoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

Yoga-Nidra ("Yoga sleep"), is an expression widely used to denote the highest state of consciousness. Although yoga nidra means yogic sleep, it is actually a wakeful state of deep introversion. Some contemporary Yoga authorities employ the phrase yoga-nidra to designate a state of deep relaxation.In the initial stages, the process involves relaxing the body, part by part, and harmonizing the mind. In this aspect, it has some similarity with the progressive relaxation of Jacobson. Yoga nidra

Veronica Rios

October 30


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    21 Rules of Healthy and Fulfilling Life Revealed by Buddhist Master
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