"I remain very impressed with the CD. I get a lot of solicitations and often do not respond to them because the quality is not always that good. This CD is more than the exception to the rule, hence my enthusiasm. I enjoy it not only because it was produced with quality, but because I can tell from the instructions and the voice guiding it that wisdom and experience, combined with a gentle strength and power, are leading the deep relaxation methods, through Swami Janakananda." Lisa McColley Anderson, Spirit Links, USA
From the Author
Relaxation is a state. It is best achieved by using a technique that triggers it. During relaxation the blood pressure is normalized, the immune system is strengthened and the brain relaxes. All the organs and senses of the body are rested in a way that sleep seldom provides. Thus the senses are sharpened and you feel invigorated afterwards.
During Yoga Nidra the relaxation is constantly deepened while you follow the instructions and devote yourself to the experience.
The body starts to relax and the mind follows. When the mind relaxes, the relaxation of the body is further deepened. This interaction between body, mind, emotions and psychic energy, is fundamental to yoga. It is a process that is brought about by Yoga Nidra. The Yoga Nidra technique is constructed in such a way that it constantly maintains and develops the relaxation process at all levels of consciousness.
The more familiar you become with Yoga Nidra, the easier it is to relax. As you come to know harmony, you are soon able to recall it instantly, when you need it in the middle of daily activities.
Yoga Nidra is much more than a deep relaxation, it is a total experience that touches and awakens all parts of your being
And all you do is to lie completely still on your back with closed eyes, and follow the instructions.
Copyright 1983, 1996 Swami Janakananda, Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School.