I AM Yoga Nidra™ App
Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew - Anywhere!
Any individual, regardless of experience-level, can gain the maximum benefits of Yoga Nidra with minimum effort using the app. Combining the benefits of meditation and relaxation you will be able to release accumulated tensions and deeply rejuvenate the body while training your brain to create a healthier relationship with stressful thoughts and events. The more you practice Yoga Nidra the more you will enjoy calm, balanced emotions, a refreshed and energized body and a focused, concentrated mind.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation designed to remove mental and emotional disturbance and rejuvenate the body. 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as 3 hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra is composed of a structured series of breath, body and awareness techniques which progressively drop you into deeper brainwaves where your thoughts effortlessly move further away from you. It is in this gap between the thoughts that you can effortlessly experience restful meditation. The body can deeply heal and rejuvenate, excess mental stimulation ceases and you awaken energized and focused. The more we rest as the silence behind the mind, the less we are disturbed by its unhelpful chatter—even while awake. Like meditation, Yoga Nidra can be used for medical, restorative and spiritual benefits alike to support one’s own goals and intentions.
What makes Yoga Nidra unique?
Most styles of meditation simply involve observing and allowing thoughts from a place of silent stillness. However, Yoga Nidra effects shifts from the state of meditation with the use of intention. In Yoga Nidra you are free from identification with deep-seated thought patterns that are constantly shaping and creating your mind, emotions, and even your body. With the use of intention you can consciously plant a seed to shape and create the state of your mind, emotions and body from the subtlest states of being very quickly and easily. It is like making changes to water versus ice.
This style of Yoga Nidra is called the Integrative Amrit Method (IAM). The big difference is the focus on energy as the point of entry into meditation. This released energy in the body increases the healing potential available during an I AM Yoga Nidra™ and typically takes most practitioners into deeper states of meditation more quickly. That is why this style is often known as “the deep one”.
Techniques: Yoga Nidra is as ancient as Yoga postures. It was developed by ancient sages as a science and practice to reach ones optimal human and spiritual potential. Each technique of Yoga Nidra has specific benefits such as balancing blood sugar, clearing meridians and initiating the Relaxation Response. Furthermore, these techniques are structured to work from the gross to the subtle to lead you effortlessly to the subtlest dimensions of being. Each Yoga Nidra meditation is comprised of a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques. I have selected techniques that will support deep healing on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. Tap the description beside each meditative image to discover the techniques that are included.
Intentions: Yoga Nidra helps resolve external symptoms by going directly to the root of those symptoms. It uses the power of intention to help you make lasting changes in your life. When you are in the deepest state of relaxation, I will read an intention. An intention, or sankalpa, is similar to an affirmation, except it works at a subtle level, rather than engaging the conscious mind.
Getting Started Using the App
The beauty of Yoga Nidra is that you can’t do it wrong. Your only “job” is to get as comfortable as possible; preferably lying down.
The more time you take to attend to the details and make sure you are supremely comfortable, the deeper your experience is likely to be. Remove physical discomfort from the equation as much as possible so that you may go beyond these bodily distractions altogether. Take the time to create a space for yourself to be fully supported and supremely comfortable so that your body can rest deeply.
Wear comfortable clothes: If you are not in loose clothing, I suggest loosening your belt, tie, or any other constricting garments. Also remove uncomfortable jewelry and glasses.
Lie down: If possible, lie on your back on a yoga mat or supportive surface such as bed where you can be as comfortable as possible. If you cannot lie on your back for any reason, any position where you are least likely to move and are most comfortable is best. If you are pregnant or uncomfortable on your back, you can lie on your side with a pillow under the head and a pillow between the knees. You may also sit in a chair if lying down is uncomfortable or unavailable. Be prepared to remain still.
Get comfortable: I recommend that you put a small pillow under your head. You can relieve pressure from the low back by placing some height such as a bolster, pillows or even a chair under the knees. An eye pillow or scarf can be used to shield external light if desired.
Use a blanket: During meditation your body temperature can drop, so I suggest that you cover your body with a lightweight blanket.
Motion: Try to remain as motionless as possible throughout the Yoga Nidra. However if you need to make an adjustment, do so slowly and mindfully and return to stillness as soon as you are able.
Minimize noise: Close windows, doors, put your pet in another room if they will disturb you. If you are in a noisy environment that you cannot manage, affirm to yourself before you begin that any noises will only serve to take you more deeply within.
Silence your phone: Silence your phone or place it in “Do Not Disturb” mode (in settings) so you will not be interrupted during your meditation.
The Tension and Relaxation and Breath Holding techniques include the option of holding your breath. If you have any medical reason that you shouldn't build up pressure in your head, we recommend that you take deep relaxed breaths throughout the tension and relaxation technique. With breath holding simply pause momentarily at the top of the inhalation before you exhale. Do not hold the breath. If you have any doubts, simply use deep relaxed breathing during all techniques and check with your doctor before holding your breath.
Frequency of Practice:
Most studies on the benefits of meditation and Yoga Nidra are based on a 20-40 minute practice, either daily, or 5 times a week. Many report benefits practicing three times a week. Please note that practicing twice a day or more is considered an advanced practice. Be aware that with such practice you may experience detoxification effects which may include mild flu-like symptoms such as headaches, achiness, and moodiness, all of which usually pass within 24 hours. Drink plenty of water, rest and get fresh air to assist this cleansing process. If symptoms persist, reduce the frequency and duration of practice.
Yoga Nidra meditation is generally considered a safe activity. It is primarily an exercise in relaxation, concentration, and awareness. This app is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any condition. It is not intended as a substitute for psychological and/or medical advice; nor is it intended to act as a form of treatment. Consult a physician, psychotherapist and/or healthcare professional before deciding upon any health-related change(s); especially if you have any preexisting medical or psychological infliction(s) or condition(s).
By using this app, you agree that will you use the information contained here-in entirely at your own discretion. Inner Source, L.L.C. is not liable for any harm or loss, direct or indirect, which may arise from reliance on information contained within this app. If you apply any of the information on this site, you are agreeing to take full responsibility for the outcome of your actions. Furthermore, Inner Source, L.L.C. makes no guarantee(s) that any of the information or practices contained within this website, or that we may subsequently write about, will function in any particular way for you. Do not use this app while driving or operating heavy machinery. After completing a Yoga Nidra make sure you are fully awake and alert before driving or operating heavy machinery.
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May 10, 2018: First published.
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