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The CD contains two genuine relaxation methods. Swami Janakananda guides you into a deep relaxation of body and mind to the background of music and nature sounds. He uses the tantric mantras and visual symbols to awaken and harmonize your innermost nature. Roop Verma, on sitar, is the first musician to record the chakras' ancient music symbols. Comes with a 24-page booklet about the background of Yoga Nidra and how to get the full benefits from the two relaxations. "Relaxation is a state that is best achieved by using a technique that triggers it. During Yoga Nidra, the blood pressure is normalized, the immune system is strengthened and the brain slows down and cooperates. All 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. The more familiar you become with Yoga Nidra, the easier it is to glide into the relaxed state. And as you come to know harmony, you are soon able to instantly recall it, in the middle of daily activities. What makes Yoga Nidra so special is that it touches all parts of your being through the different methods it contains." Swami Janakananda
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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, 2012 Swami Janakananda, Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School.