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Yoga Nidra was first experienced by Swami Satyananda Saraswati when he living in Rishikesh with his Guru, Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Swamiji used this technique on the child of four-year-old. Child, named Swami Niranjananda Saraswati, later became his successor. The child was a naughty boy. He uses to broke things, harasses visitors and causes accidents. He became the liability for the ashram. So Swamiji decided to try Yoga Nidra on him. After falling asleep, he managed taught him Srimad Bhagavatam, Upanishads, Bible, Koran, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, everything that he knew.
Magic! Isn’t it?
While practising Yoga Nidra, we are in a relaxed state. When our body is in a relaxed state, response/acceptance is better. During Yoga Nidra, a person is neither in deep sleep nor in a completely awake state, so whatever thoughts enter the mind are powerful and stay there.
Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, migraine, asthma, ulcers, digestive disorders, skin diseases, etc. are due to the tension/stress in the mind and body. Psychological problems in a person that occur due to his family, office or social life leads to chaos and disordered life. These problems can be cured by Yoga Nidra. It relaxes the body physically, mentally and emotionally. It reduces stress and restores health.
During Yoga Nidra, if one sleeps, then also at a deeper level, he/she is in a conscious state and following all the instructions.
A person having bad habits such as biting nails, scratching head, stroking chin, tapping feet, talking compulsively, irritation, chain smoker, etc. arise due to stress/tensions, can be improved. Attitudes of the person can be changed. It also enhances concentration and cures anxiety.
Yoga Nidra is an effective and efficient form of psychic. It gives rest to the physical body and rejuvenates it. It is far better than conventional sleep. In conventional sleep, a person who is tired and goes to the bed to relax and sleep. Actually, he/she is never in a relaxed state, always in tension/stress. A session of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep.
Thereby, it is indeed a good habit to adopt Yoga Nidra. It is considered as a scientific method to remove stress. Its adoption in daily life makes a person physically, mentally and emotionally healthy and happy in life.
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih….