Yoga Nidra

WITH Rolf Sovik

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Learn to be awake yet asleep with yoga nidra (yogic sleep), the practice of sleeping consciously. Combining relaxation techniques with the unique practice of “Exercise Without Movement,” yoga nidra helps us travel deeply within. The goal is greater inner awareness of the body, our states of consciousness, and how the mind manages the body. Benefits include relaxation of the heart, skeletal muscles, and nervous system, reduction of stress and stress-related diseases, and deep, conscious rest that reduces the need for sleep. Yoga nidra techniques are excellent for practitioners of all ages.

Yoga nidra was brought to us by Swami Rama from the cave monasteries of the Himalayas. This course guides you systematically through the practice.

 Join us for:

  • The theory and guided practice of the five steps of yoga nidra
  •  A look at sleep, the stages of sleep, and the brainwaves associated with each stage
  •  Helpful tips on how to stay awake while moving through relaxation toward deep sleep
  •  The short method of yoga nidra—the 10-minute power nap

Download the Lecture Notes (14-Page PDF)

Photography: Emily Smith

Wardrobe: Ananda Long Bra Top by alo.

Demonstrating the Power of Yoga Nidra (Part 1)   

There are many different types of yoga nidra (yogic sleep), and you may have practiced some version of it. Rolf explains that the yoga nidra he is teaching in this seminar is the practice he learned from a great master, Swami Rama.


Demonstrating the Power of Yoga Nidra (Part 2)   

Swami Rama demonstrated his ability to control his internal states in an experiment conducted at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. He stopped his heart (actually created an atrial flutter) for 17 seconds!


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