Connect with Yourself
Yoga Nidra and Meditation are both techniques to aid in relaxation.
Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
Meditation is the practice of focused concentration, bringing yourself back to the moment over and over again
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is like a guided meditation in that the client lays down and listens to the practitioner guide them through a series of steps.
It starts with mindfully coming into the space and becoming aware of our presence and breathing. You then state a "sankalpa" or a resolve/deep intention. You are then taken through a rotation of body consciousness where you put your consciousness into whatever part of the body the practitioner tells you to. You then practice breath observation and then body sensations/opposite feelings. You are then taken into a visualization where you repeat your sankalpa before returning to the present.
It is said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to a three hour nap!
Yoga Nidra can be used for deep relaxation as well as to gain access to creating real positive changes in your life, the practice can help you reach your goals.
Karri is hosting an online Yoga Nidra class via ZOOM starting on Tuesday, October 20 2020.
While similar to Yoga Nidra in that it is used for relaxation, during meditation, you consciously place your attention on one anchor—usually the breath or a mantra, although there are many different types of meditation, some including various forms of guided meditation to help you focus.
In meditation, people can experience multiple states of consciousness within a single meditation. Many stay in what’s known as the waking state of consciousness, which is the state of consciousness where the majority of us humans spend most of our waking hours. There are certain meditation techniques that take you into transcendental consciousness, and even beyond—into higher states of consciousness.
Mindfulness is the ability to be present, to rest in the here and now, fully engaged with whatever we’re doing in the moment. Karri practices and shares primarily mindfulness-based meditations.