Ayurveda and Yoga Nidra
The origins of yoga nidra can be traced back to ancient Eastern teachings of yoga and tantra.
The techniques practiced in yoga nidra, also referred to as yogic sleep, guide you to deep relaxation. Yoga nidra can be performed while sitting or laying down. You are then guided through a series of relaxation techniques that include breathing and visualization. With the regular practice of yoga nidra, you may overcome fear, anxiety, insomnia, stress, anger and depression.
Practicing yoga nidra to balance your doshas is a gentle, progressive way to introduce a stressed system to relaxation. If you have been experiencing high stress levels for an extended period of time, yoga nidra will gradually release layers of tension.
Yoga Nidra for the Doshas
Each of the three doshas, kapha, pitta and vata, can benefit from yoga nidra in different ways. Those with a kapha imbalance tend to have attachment issues and yoga nidra can help them develop a wider and more realistic perspective. Pitta imbalance brings anger and agitation, but a yoga nidra practice can help calm the fiery nature of this dosha. Yoga nidra can help vata people find relief from fear and anxiety often experienced with this dosha imbalance.
Before you begin listening, come into a very comfortable position either sitting in a chair or lying down. If it's comfortable for you, cover your eyes with an eye pillow or cloth, cover yourself with a blanket and remain still as you listen to the sound of Chaya's voice, and let it become the sound of your voice.
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