We have brought together many useful Yoga Nidra resources, tracks to listen to, articles to read, research to consider… We hope you find these resources helpful in your practice of yoga nidra, whether you practice alone, or or whether you share the practice with your friends, families and students. The picture below right is of a very special yoga nidra that was shared as part of the closing ceremony for the Yoga Campus yoga therapy diploma course; you can see all the students and tutors practicing yoga nidra together at the end of the course! .
|Marnix van Smeden||Dutch Yoga Nidra session||Every other thursday there is a Yoga Nidra relaxation anti-stress session in the middle of the... more|
|Nirlipta Tuli||Winter Bhakti Gathering Yoga Nidra: Yof Snake10/2/13||This is a really precious gift: a live recording of the yoga nidra practice (approximately 40... more|
|Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli||Thanksgiving and gladness yoga nidra||This 20 minute yoga nidra practice was created for the students and tutors attending the closing... more|
|Bridget Reader||Bridget Reader YN 1||Short script with influence from ayurveda, initially devised for a group of people with ME/CFS... more|
|Nirlipta Tuli||Simply Calm yoga nidra||This track can be found on the Sitaram CD entitled Simply Calm.|
|Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli||New Mother's yoga nidra||This track can be found on the Sitaram CD entitled Songs for Yoga Babies & Relaxation for... more|
|Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli||Baby bond yoga nidra for pregnancy||This track can be found on the Sitaram CD entitled Yoga Birth.|
|Nirlipta Tuli||Labour and birth yoga nidra||This track can be found on the Sitaram CD entitled Yoga Birth.|
|Rachel Srividya Fleming||Basic Yoga Nidra||This track is designed for deep relaxation and can be used by any level of student.|
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An exploration of the meaning of sankalpa in relation to goal setting, with perspectives from a range of US practioners and teachers…Kelly McGonigal, ‘Inspired Intention: the nature of Sankalpa’, in Yoga International (Winter 2010-11) pp 44 – 49.
|Inspired Intention: the nature of Sankalpa|
Short research papers on yoga nidra as a remedy for stress and anxiety…Kamakhya Kumar. 2008. ‘A Study on the impact on stress and anxiety through Yoga Nidra’. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 7 (3) July 2008, pp. 401- 44.
|A Study on the impact on stress and anxiety through Yoga Nidra|
Kamakhya Kumar. 2010.‘Stress free life through yoga nidra.’ International Symposium on Yogism, December 2010.
|Stress free life through yoga nidra|
Swami Satyananda on the origins and development of his approach to yoga nidra:“The practice of yoga nidra is very old. You can still find references to it in the tantric texts. However, I have revised this ancient tantric teaching and brought it into practice. Yoga nidra is intended to use the mind to transcend the mind. Somehow I discovered that yoga nidra was beneficial for my own personality, and then I saw that it would also be useful for spiritually minded people, especially in the beginning. Of course, I had no mental or physical problems as such, but everybody has spiritual problems. Therefore, I discovered yoga nidra for myself in order to solve my spiritual problems. Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Talk at the First International Yoga Convention, Bihar School of Yoga, November 5, 1964, originally printed in YOGA, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1965.
|Swami Satyananda on the origins and development of his approach to yoga nidra.|
Yoga NIdra as conscious deep sleep, a perspective from the Himalayan tradition