In my years studying with Swami Veda Bharati, I was amazed at how he was able to get deep rest by dipping into the state of Yoga Nidra. He was a master of the state.
Yoga Nidra is a state of deep sleep (according to his or her brain waves) with complete conscious awareness. Not only is this state said to be deeply restful and refreshing, but it can also be used for creativity and learning. Swami Veda very rapidly learned to speak English in Yoga Nidra.
If you'd like to learn the preparations for Yoga Nidra, you're in luck, because one of Swami Veda's disciples, Linda Billau, will be teaching a workshop on the subject on July 9. Please see the information on the workshop in the post below.
A workshop with Linda Billau
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Yoga nidra is a popular though often misunderstood practice. It is learning to consciously enter deep, dreamless sleep while remaining aware both inwardly and also of your surroundings.
Yoga nidra allows both body and mind a revitalizing respite more profound than sleep and also begins to prepare the mind for samadhi. This workshop will provide a simple intellectual framework and move rapidly to subtle-body relaxation to open the mind for yoga nidra. This technique is so powerful and refined that participants may experience yoga nidra itself.
Where: The Rancho Meditation Sanctuary in Encino, California (directions will be provided upon registering)
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 per person by July 1; $50:00 after July 1
Linda Billau, E-RYT-500 is a teacher and mantra initiator in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition. She is an advanced practitioner and served for many years as a personal assistant to Swami Veda Bharati. Through the presence of Grace, her meditation and yoga nidra skills helped her keep her mind free of pain during a surgery without general anesthesia.