Journey Within – Yoga Nidra CD



Yoga Nidra is a fascinating practice, which takes us to that blissful place that we experience just before we lose consciousness in sleep. In this place, deep healing can occur.

This ancient Tantric practice modified for us by Swami Satyananda is a whole practice in itself. It can be used as such, or in place of Savasana, after yoga asana and pranayama practice. There is never a bad time to practice Yoga Nidra.

The practice is not only deeply relaxing, but also healing and transformative on an energetic and psychic level. The voice guides the consciousness to various different points of focus, gradually drawing awareness to hidden, unconscious areas of the psyche.

It has been scientifically proven to relax the nervous system in a systematic way which induces a deep, meditative state. This state may otherwise be difficult to access, even after years of diligent sitting practice. The practice is completed lying on the back in Savasana position, and with the eyes closed. There is no physical effort, or requirement, whatsoever.

As long as one can hear, one can practice Yoga Nidra.




The practice given here is called Kaya Sthairyam, which means body stillness. It is a preparatory practice for all other meditation techniques, as well as being a practice in it’s own right. When we move the body during meditation, the mind also moves, and loses concentration. When the body is steady and still, the mind follows suit. To attempt the higher practices of dharana, one must be able to maintain stillness of the body and of the mind, so that concentration on the object of meditation is not broken.

Whenever the body is asked to become still, the mind always resists. We feel discomfort in the body, and falsely imagine that once we have moved, we will then be comfortable to sit still. There will always be discomfort. The ability we develop through Kaya Sthairyam is to become mentally comfortable with physical discomfort. That way we can hold the body still for long enough to begin the process of turning the mind inwards, and begin to witness the workings of the mind.


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