Yoga isn’t just about difficult poses and lots of sweating.
If you don’t intend to engage in a lot of hard work while doing yoga then try Sleep Yoga. Also known as Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep, sleep yoga emphasizes on restoration of the mind and the body. It is combination of napping as well as meditation and requires one to relax and restore their body while staying alert or awake. Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad( Rama, Swami. Mandukya Upanishad: Enlightenment Without God. ISBN 0-89389-084-7.)
The concept of yoga nidra is very ancient in Indian traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Lord Krishna , Gautam Buddha,many yogis and rishis and even Napolean Bonaparte are supposed to have practiced yoga nidra throughout their life.In modern times, yoga has been practiced by great politicians like Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi to stay alert and get rid of anxiety and stress from their lives. Additionally, it also helps in improving focus and alleviating insomnia.
Yoga nidra can be easily practiced either at home by turning on peaceful music or even at the gym that offers the right kind of environment for practicing yoga. Another huge advantage of practicing yoga nidra is that you don’t have to be a meditation expert in order to perform it. There’s no need for any pre-practice and you can do it as and when you feel like.
In case you’re wondering how many times you need to practice sleep yoga in order to benefit from the same, then remember any meditation or yoga works well when performed on a daily basis. The basic idea is to take out a couple of minutes on a daily basis and engage in yoga nidra for complete mind and body relaxation. This could be anytime either in the morning after you wake up or before slipping into deep slumber at night or even before meals or when you’ve finished your work for the day.
In our constant endeavour to increase awareness and help people reach out for help on important issues related to sleep on #WorldSleepDay, Aviss Health is co-organising Workshop on Yoga for Sound Sleep on Sunday, 18th March between 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Decathlon Huda City Centre, Sector 29, Gurgaon.
Those suffering from Sleep Troubles like Insomnia, Struggle with Daytime Fatigue or have trouble Focusing/Concentrating during the day will benefit from attending the session.
Get registered for the session at www.meraevents.com/event/yoga-for-sound-sleep-with-sohan?ucode=organizer or call 9871 6133 22