I just took a class today for the first time and loved it!! Virginia Beach, VA
Hi, it is interesting to read this as it also surprises me to see there is no mention of Swami Styananda regarding this practice, he is the one person who recovered it and adapted it for the modern worl. There are some versions of the YN practice circulating around the world that are irresponsible, I had a really intense experience with a teacher who was not trained in the Satyananda tradiion and she didn't know how to handle the situation. I now know that Yoga Nidra is a truly deep practice and should be taught with care. Oms
Yoga Nidra is a technique developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and all teachers trained in his tradition will know how to teach Yoga Nidra. It really seems strange, that this does not seem to be a well known fact throughout the large Yoga community! Please check it out!
How blessed are we to have learned from a master. only in America can you read a book or take a week-end course then charge a fee to teach others so they can get their CEU's and teach others. We must share the science of nyasa, a tantric practice. It brings harmony when taught as Bihar tradition gave us.
I did a seminar with Swami Shankardev Saraswati a few years back when he and his partner in Big Shakti did a teaching tour here in the US. His teaching of Yoga Nidra is so far beyond the other more popular versions (which I have tried) that I wouldn't waste my time on these light weight versions around. Another Swami told me that Swami Shankardev is a teacher of teachers. He's a holder of lineage and real knowledge. You get it when you listen to his CDs and if you get to see him live - well that's a great blessing.
I am trying to find a yoga nidra class in Brooklyn or Queens
Hey I too used Swami Shankardev's Yoga Nidra to recoup my energy after working on a massive intense project. Every doctor I went to said I had chronic fatigue but it was this little gem that pulled me out of it within 2 months. I had tried another version but this one put me in such a deep state of relaxation that I only then started to feel how effective this technique is. I think it must be because he is a disciple of the Swami Satyananda...
i go to a monthly yoga nidra at a local studio. it's so beneficial. my husband, who was a skeptic, is going now.
I have never in my life try to do yoga nida. But by reading the yoga nidra aritcle, made me want to practice it.
The best yoga nidra I have done is Swami Shankardev's Meditation and Yoga Nidra CD. It got me out deep exhaustion almost like a chronic fatigue. I have heard that Satyananda is the original yoga nidra and Swami Shankardev is his disciple. Maybe that's why it's so effective?!?
I bought it on Amazon and have seen it on their site www.bigshakti.com