Yoga ≈ dynamic/conscious or unified
Nidra = sleep/unconscious states
Every day, we navigate through various states of consciousness. When we are awake or sleeping or stressed, our brain patterns fluctuate to various frequencies altering our state of mind. Since all frequencies carry information – like tuning into different radio stations – we inherently broadcast different waves of information to the body.
This information is always perceived internally but can be triggered by an internal or an external event, and it is either processed consciously or unconsciously. Some examples of unconscious behavioural/emotional patterns are things like procrastination, biases towards others and addictions.
Being conscious during GYNM (1) connects you to your True Self and (2) increases awareness
Connecting to your True Self
Your True Self (aka the energy of the unified/quantum field) is the spirit energy (frequency or wave of information) that creates and sustains all of life – from the formation of stars and planets to developing foetuses.
We ALL have this [Jedi] force within us. It is the energy found in our regenerating cells, the energy that keeps us breathing and the force that digests our food. Undeniably, this energy is alive, self-organizing and intelligent, continually seeking coherence and balance.
Connecting with your True Self literally changes your brain waves and develops more coherent synaptic connections, creating more awareness. Once your brain vibrates to the coherent energy of the field, this energy radiates within, through and around you, consequently broadcasting more coherence in your “3D” life!
Increasing your awareness
Simply, increasing your awareness means gaining understanding over a situation or circumstance, i.e., shedding light on a subject. Physiologically, this happens by raising your consciousness from sensory (smell, touch, taste, sight, sound) perception and lifting it up the spine to the brain and into conscious awareness.
Once you recognize and have a better understanding of a situation, you acquire the knowledge/power to change it and/or adapt your actions accordingly.
Yoga Nidra is simple; lie down, close your eyes, stay still and listen. It is a proven process/technique rooted in the ancient Tantric tradition called Nyasa. It was further tailored by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, by combining eastern yogic techniques with western hypnotic relaxation. GYNM is also foolproof! Regardless of whether your mind drifts in and out of consciousness, GYNM heals deep seated stresses.
It works by systematically moving conscious awareness inward – i.e., disconnecting from the 3D (material, identity, beliefs…) world – into the subtler levels (koshas) of the energetic body. This is the place within yourself where the analytical mind is pacified and where you gain access to your mind’s mainframe, where core operations can be observed and upgraded into conscious awareness.