Cultivate Inner Peace and Reset Your Nervous System with Yoga Nidra

by | Spirituality, Spiritual Awakening, & Exploration

Greetings Seekers of Inner Harmony & Healing,

In the sacred embrace of tranquility, I would like to extend an invitation to delve into the profound realms of Yoga Nidra – a practice that transcends the boundaries of ordinary relaxation, guiding you towards the blissful core of your being and healing.

1. The Dance of Stillness: Yoga Nidra, often referred to as “yogic sleep,” beckons you into the dance of stillness. I have witnessed how this practice orchestrates a symphony of calmness, leading the seeker into the heart of serene repose. It is in this stillness that the true essence of self unfolds and the noise of the world falls away.

2. An Awakening Beyond Dreams: In the gentle embrace of Yoga Nidra, the seeker transcends the realms of ordinary consciousness, traversing the landscapes of dreams and entering a realm of awakened awareness. It is not a slumber but a conscious voyage where the boundaries between the waking and dream states dissolve; the state of Turiya or “beyond”.

3. Connection with Cosmic Consciousness: Yoga Nidra is not merely a practice of the individual self; it is a sacred communion with the cosmic consciousness. I have witnessed how this practice allows seekers to connect with the universal energy, tapping into the limitless wisdom that resides in the boundless expanse of the cosmos.

4. Sowing Seeds of Transformation: Beyond the superficial layers of relaxation, Yoga Nidra plants seeds of transformation in the fertile soil of the subconscious. This is especially beneficial to cultivate neuroplasticity for healing of our neurological injuries from trauma and wounds.

5. Nurturing the Inner Temple: The body is a temple, and Yoga Nidra acts as a gentle caretaker. It is not merely about physical relaxation but about nurturing the inner sanctum where the Divine spark resides. This practice fosters a sense of reverence for the sacred dwelling within.

6. Merging with the Eternal Now: In the timeless embrace of Yoga Nidra, past and future dissolve into the eternal now; the present moment. I have seen how seekers touch the shores of a timeless existence, where the burdens of yesterday, internal storms are stopped, and the worries of tomorrow fall away, leaving only the pure essence of the present moment.

7.  Here are the typical steps involved in a Yoga Nidra practice:

  • Set Intentions (Sankalpa):
  • Begin by setting a positive and meaningful intention for your practice. This serves as a seed planted in the fertile soil of your subconscious mind.
  • Find a Comfortable Position:
  • Lie down on your back in Savasana (corpse pose) with your arms slightly away from your body and your palms facing up. Make sure you are comfortable and warm.
  • Relaxation of the Body:
  • Follow the guide of your choice as they prompt you to bring attention to different parts of your body, systematically relaxing each one. This helps release physical tension and prepares the body for deep relaxation.
  • Breath Awareness (Pranayama):
  • Shift your focus to your breath. Observe the natural flow of your breath without trying to control it. This step promotes relaxation and mindfulness.
  • Body Scan:
  • Mentally travel through different parts of your body, bringing awareness to each area. This helps deepen the relaxation and cultivates a sense of internal connection.
  • Opposite Sensations:
  • Experience pairs of opposite sensations, such as warmth and cold or heaviness and lightness. This step creates a balance of awareness within the body.
  • Visualization:
  • Engage in guided visualizations that take you on a journey. This may involve imagining serene landscapes, symbols, or experiences, enhancing your inner exploration.
  • Affirmations or Mantras:
  • Repeat affirmations or mantras silently to yourself. These positive statements reinforce your intentions and promote a positive mindset.
  • Awareness of Thoughts and Emotions:
  • Observe any thoughts or emotions that arise without getting attached to them. This step fosters a detached awareness, allowing you to witness the fluctuations of the mind.
  • Revisit your initial intention (Sankalpa) to anchor your focus and solidify your positive affirmation.
  • Slowly bring your awareness back to the present moment. Gently wiggle your fingers and toes, gradually awakening your body.
  • Allow yourself a few moments before sitting up. When you do sit up, do so mindfully, carrying the sense of peace and relaxation with you into your daily life.

Remember that the specific steps may vary slightly depending on the guidance or tradition you follow. It’s essential to practice Yoga Nidra with an open mind and a willingness to explore the depths of your consciousness.


To embark on the journey of Yoga Nidra is to surrender to the river of cosmic consciousness, letting its currents guide you towards the ocean of eternal bliss. May your voyage be filled with serenity and may the whispers of your inner self resonate with the cosmic hymns of the universe.

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In the spirit of inner awakening,