Yoga Nidra is so much more than savasana, or simply guided relaxation, or guided meditation that you take in the posture of savasana.
Yoga Nidra is sometimes referred to as "yogic sleep", which has been taken literally to mean a relaxation technique to help you sleep.
Yoga nidra, sometime called "yogic sleep" is a term that refers to a specific brain state between theta and delta brain waves. It is, specifically, a state of deep sleep with awareness retained.
When we first start practicing yoga nidra, we may indeed fall asleep. This is common & and it's okay!
We may practice yoga nidra for years and only briefly touch in to that deep state of yoga nidra, or state of "deep sleep with awareness" & we will still gain immeasurable benefits from our practice. There is a natural progression to the deepening of our yoga nidra practice, and wherever you are is absolutely valuable and good.
The potential of yoga nidra, though, is to attain this deeply relaxed but alert awareness, and in this state we can direct our consciousness toward healing and self-realization.
In Yoga Nidra, we make use of "sankalpa", which is an intention of heart and mind, a solemn vow, resolve or determination. The samsara is used as a tool to resolve problematic samskaras (tendencies/ habits/ beliefs), or encourage and develop positive sanskaras (tendencies/ habits beliefs)
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