Why Yoga Nidra?

In modern times, our daily life has become very hectic and demanding. Each individual tries to adapt to this every changing world hence some adjust by becoming over active or withdrawing to a situation. When we are unable to make a proper adjustment to deal with a situation it develops stress or distress that is etched to our personality hence the increasing mental or psychological problems we see in this current world. Yoga nidra is a state of consciousness in between sleep and wake, it aids and guide the mind and body to a restful and relaxing state with many other benefits.

Minimizes tension: In the practice of yoga nidra the body is progressively relaxed, which in turn releases the muscular tensions in our body allowing us to be more fluid and more flexible. In the practice of yoga nidra, especially in rotation of consciousness and breath awareness, the mind is relaxed and our mental tensions are released. With regular practice of yoga nidra, tensions at the physical, emotional and mental level can be minimized.

Stimulates creativity: Several examples from the past indicate that creativity is a characteristic of a relaxed and calm mind. When the mind is totally relaxed the person becomes aware of their creativity and intuition. Regular practice of yoga nidra helps to tune in with the our mind and the power of creativity automatically awakens.

Counteracts stress: The practice of yoga nidra helps in building up the coping ability by activating the parasympathetic system, and slowly a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems is achieved by inducing complete physical, emotional and mental relaxation.

Yoga nidra is one of the most relaxing sequences in yoga, it takes time and guidance to get into the state. Music plays a big part in the relaxation of the body as we are more aware of our minds and body states during the practice. It is by far one my favourite sequence to end a long day at work. Guess plenty of us feel the same too! 


Lynn Lim





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