Nidra Yoga and Tibetan Bowls03/02/2020
Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric ancient practice called Nyasa and also a vedántic practice called Prajna,in Mandukya Upanishad. Nademiated in the 5th and 6th century A.D. as a practice that aimed to guide the person through the three states of consciousness (ordinary, sleep and deep sleep) towards realizing
– consciousness beyond the body and mind-, being a formula widely used by the ancients Yogis to develop a more conscious, full, stress-free and in the direction of the person you want to become. One of the initial goals was to free people from suffering.
This tool is now presented as a comprehensive practice of mindfulness,in which activities or exercises of breathing, healthy, relaxation and meditation are combined to slowly go through the different layers or wraps (Koshas) and thus undo blockages at the physical, mental, energetic and emotional level.
There is a dual goal: to develop consciousness beyond the mind and body, and to reduce stress to restore balance, health and harmony in the mind and body. Upon entering deep levels of consciousness the parasympathetic system is activated and aligned with the sympathetic by balancing both hemispheres of the brain.
It is proven by neuroscience that Yoga Nidra is an effective tool to reduce chronic stress because it offers the opportunity to stop consciously. 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra equals 3 hours of sleep and you get the same benefits as sitting meditation. The advantage of this practice, which can last between 45 and 2h 30, is that most of the time the participants are in a position of lying on their back(Savsana)and relaxation is more feasible here in the formal or traditional posture of sitting.
There are 4 major states of brain waves: beta, alpha theta and delta. Brain waves measure the electrical activity of the brain and the ratio of electrical currents in the brain with cycles per second; thus, these waves can be measured or observed through an electroencephalogram. Each type of brain wave has a purpose and helps to achieve optimal mental function.
As Yoga Nidra enters deeper layers,brain waves begin to vary causing changes at the physical, mental,energetic and emotionallevel.
During the session there is an important element called
that is used as a mental intent. The importance of the Sankalpa
or positive affirmation, which is so much used today in modern psychology, already had presence in the ancient Nidra. When participants Nidra have already entered the relaxation phase, the instructor invites each to build his
in order to create a conscious seed within each that over time will grow and bring us a transformation… whenever we water it and take proper care of it.
The Tibetan Bowls
It is not well known what the origin of The Tibetan Bowlswas, although there are many legends about it. In any case, Tibetan bowls have been used in the systems of medicine and oriental philosophy for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years.
The authentic Tibetan bowls are composed of the alloy of seven metals (gold, silver, copper, lead, iron, mercury and tin) that correspond to the seven celestial bodies or the seven Chakras.
According to these philosophies, any alteration in physical, mental or emotional health has to do with an imbalance, with a vibratory decompensation. That is, when certain cells begin to vibrate at a different frequency from the rest of the body, these cells become sick. Tibetan bowls have been used and are still used to modify cellular structure by altering their vibration. Of course, nervous system cells (to temper agitation) and neurons (to achieve higher states of consciousness and greater mental clarity or harmony) are also affected.
Tibetan bowls and their beneficial harmonic sounds will form a perfect complement to Yoga Nidra and for your relaxation.
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