This is the Third part of the series- “Complete guide to Yoga Nidra”
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People often confuse Yoga Nidra with meditation. They say – the difference lies in the position, you assume an upright position in meditation and while doing Yoga Nidra, you lie down as if you are sleeping. Well, this is one of the major differences. But there are other aspects as well that makes Yoga Nidra and meditation similar yet different practices.
|Position||You lie down on the floor in Shavasana. The body is completely relaxed and tension-free.||You sit cross-legged in an upright position. You can lean against the wall to maintain an upright position. If possible, you can also sit in lotus pose.|
|Process||A cycle of Yoga Nidra comprises of eight steps. An instructor guides you through these steps.||While meditating, you focus on your breath, mantra, or any other intangible tool, such as numbers, a ball of light, and so on. An instructor may or may not guide you during meditation.|
|State of Consciousness||You enter a state of deep conscious sleep. Your mind is awake, but the body is at rest. It’s a state between being asleep and awake.||You are in a waking state of consciousness. You are aware of the external environment. However, you can also transcend into deeper levels of consciousness.|
Learn Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is an ancient art devised by the Yogis and excelled by the Yoga experts. Whether you want to live a stress-free life or you want to open the door to opportunities, Yoga Nidra can assist you in both cases.
You need an instructor who can guide you through the complete process of Yoga Nidra, and help you in exploring the depths of consciousness within you. Get in touch with a Yoga Nidra expert to embark on the journey of self-awareness.
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