“There are more important things in life than constantly increasing its speed.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Yoga Nidra is also called the conscious, dynamic or mental sleep.

Yoga Nidra is a profound meditation that was established over many years on the basis of scientific research. It dissolves physical, mental and emotional tensions.

This meditation was developed by the yoga master Swami Satyananda Saraswati, a master of the modern era, who dedicated himself to editing classical yoga techniques to make them accessible and applicable to the Western lifestyle.

Yoga Nidra is rooted in the tantric science and is a powerful and holistic form of sustainable relaxation. Many people go to sleep without removing the stress from their everyday lives beforehand.

But numerous experiments from sleep laboratories and recordings of brainwaves show that multi-layered tensions that are mostly stored in our sub-consciousness and all our cells are not dissolved through sleep alone.

Scientific background

Scientific studies showed that Yoga Nidra has a sustainable and long-lasting effect on body and mind, which can be intensified through continuous practice.

Neurosurgeons have proven that every part of the body is cartographically displayed on the surface of our central brain. Modern neuropsychologists were able to identify an evident connection between body and brain. All body parts have an equivalent in the brain and can be localised, which in turn explains the effect of practicing Yoga Nidra.

A neurosurgeon affects the body by stimulating the brain. Yoga Nidra works the other way round.

We increase the perception of the body and thus stimulate the brain. During Yoga Nidra we move our perception through the whole body. While doing so, we stay in the different phases of sleep: We move between beta consciousness = waking consciousness, teta consciousness = dream consciousness and delta consciousness = deep sleep consciousness. The goal is to expand the consciousness in all phases, the so called alpha condition, which allows for a quick and effective, sustainable regeneration.

There are theses that claim that a Yoga Nidra meditation of 30 minutes equals 4 hours of sleep.

An additional aspect of Yoga Nidra is the realignment of our experiences and situations that stress us, without us having to know their cause.

Because we connect to our sub-consciousness through this practice, we can communicate with it. We can let it work for us by formulating and communicating our most important goal in life. Without stress, without effort.

Through this type of relaxation, we prepare our whole system for an optimal state of absorption, as if planting a seed in soil, which then germinates. Without our assistance. There it is again: Letting go…

When we dissolve and let go of our stress through Yoga Nidra, our quality of life and sleep will increase noticeably.