Yoga Nidra: Why Do Techniques Differ?

January 13, 2014    BY Rolf Sovik

Classically, yoga nidra - yogic sleep, described a process of gradually drawing consciousness into a self aware form of sleep.  More recently, this term has become synonymous with various types of systematic relaxation.  Rolf suggests understanding the ancient roots of this practice while remaining open to new interpretations.

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Rolf Sovik
President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. Former Co-Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, NY he began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit in the Himalayan tradition in 1987. He is the author of Moving Inward, co-author of the award-winning Yoga:... Read more>>


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