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What is Yoga Nidra Meditation? (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep)

During Yoga Nidra, we let our awareness wander through the whole body.
 While doing so, we move through different stages of consciousness just as in sleep: We shift between the waking state, dream state, and finally to deep, dreamless sleep. It creates deep relaxation for health, mental peace, and higher awareness and has been quoted … Read more

Sankalpa and Yoga Nidra Meditation

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is a powerful experience of progressively relaxing and restoring our whole bodymind, that then naturally opens us to accessing our intuition, unconditional joy, and deep peace.  The Yoga Nidra process also makes it possible to clear out habits that no longer serve us and bring about positive and durable changes.  … Read more

Yoga Nidra transforms habitual thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve us

Yoga Nidra meditation is a simple yet profound technique adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati from the traditional tantric esoteric traditions rooted in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy) and the practices of pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and mental nyasa rituals (‘place’ efforts of relaxation on specific parts of the body). Yoga nidra was experienced by Satyananda Saraswati … Read more

Pranayama – breathing to clear physical and emotional obstacles

Breathing is the process of moving air into and out of the lungs to facilitate gas exchange with the internal environment, mostly by bringing in oxygen and flushing out carbon dioxide. Pranayama in yoga is the regulation of the breath through certain techniques and exercises, which clear the physical and emotional obstacles in our body … Read more

Exploring the depths of Yoga Nidra Meditation

I thought it would be interesting to write more about the philosophy of Yoga Nidra Meditation, this profound and powerful method of learning to relax consciously. The concept of yoga nidra is very ancient in Indian traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. In modern times, yoga nidra was experienced by Satyananda Saraswati when he was living … Read more

Massage therapy, energy healing, yin yoga and meditation at Suryalila Retreat Centre, Andalusia, Spain

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is in the heart of Andalusia, Southern Spain with an international reputation. I have had the pleasure of working here since 1st September 2016, offering bespoke massage treatments, blending deep tissue, myofascial, craniosacral bodywork, thai massage techniques and energy work to enable release of a range of muscular issues, chronic pain … Read more

What is Meditation?

The word meditation is derived from two Latin words: meditari (to think, to dwell upon, to exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation ‘medha’ means wisdom. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. “Watching your breath” is meditation, listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities … Read more