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3.0 out of 5 stars The jury's still out on this one, 20 April 2013
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This review is from: Experience Yoga Nidra: Guided Deep Relaxation (Remastered) (Audio CD)
As I'm as supple as the average ironing board, I've been going regularly to yoga classes for several years now. I'd unreservedly recommend yoga (properly taught) to anyone, in particular because of the calmness and peace that is experienced during the final relaxation pose. This will sound pretentious if you haven't done yoga, but I'll bet everyone who's looking at Yoga Nidra CDs knows what I mean. I bought this CD to try to to recreate that calm peaceful stste at home whenever I wanted it.

As the product description and other reviewers have explained, there's a short and a long exercise. The short one is fine - not as good as Savasana guided by a teacher you trust and respect, but definitely relaxing, and something I'm going to continue with. The longer one's more problematical. To begin with, I've sometimes got cramp just from staying in the same position for a long time. Secondly, as I'm not a Hindhu, and I'm unaware of any empirical evidence of the physiological existence of Chakra, I find it hard to remain relaxed during the long period in which they are discussed. It's childish I know, but I find myself wanting to argue with the Swami. Finally, part of the exercise is to visualise being in a forest, seeing the sunshine dappling through the trees etc etc, until you reach a part of the journey where you're meant to visualise meeting a bear. If I ever did meet a bear in a forest, the adrenalin tap would open at full flow and I'd post my fastest half-marathon time for a couple of decades. Again, not that conducive to relaxation. No doubt people more spiritual and emotionally mature won't be distracted in the same way, but perhaps it's worth remembering that what one person accepts, another may not, and something may be acceptable when said by a familiar and trusted teacher but not by a voice on a CD. So, I'll persevere with the longer, deeper exercise and hope these irritations cease to distract.
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Initial post: 16 Jun 2013 17:36:09 BDT
Google the info on swami Janakananda. Then you may appreciate your cd. Trust it. it is a gift.
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