Satyananda Yoga Nidra® (deep relaxation)

Satyananda Yoga Nidra® is both a systematic deep relaxation technique and a tantric meditation. It was developed in a precise manner by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and is said to be one of the most important practices of his teaching. As a pratyahara technique it belongs to raja yoga.

In our modern world, human life and the environment change in an unbelievable fast-paced and demanding manner. Many people are physically, mentally and emotionally in a constant state of tension and nervousness due to the many excitements which constantly stimulate the senses and scatter the mind. Lack of balance, poor concentration and rapid exhaustion are the outcome.

In the state of pratyahara as in Satyananda Yoga Nidra, we mitigate this inner chaos by withdrawing the awareness step by step from the external stimulus and turn it inwards. This provides not only a complete relaxation for body and mind but also allows deeper insights into our inner being. New paths open and new possibilities arise of working on ourselves. We learn to set new goals and to use our existing potential.

Literature: Yoga Nidra