Yoga Nidra is a yoga practice and it is the result of that practice such that the journey is the destination.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.2 states ‘Yoga is the cessation of the modifications of the mind’. This sutra denotes both the process of dissolving mental modifications (i.e. modes of perception, sensations, psycho-emotional states, etc.) into the ‘mind-field’ (citta) and the result as mental treanquility wherein Awareness is pure and unmodified.
In this light it is clear that the practice of Yoga Nidra is Yoga as the union that is Presence when the ‘doer’ is relaxed-absent. In other words the mind is silent yet nothing has been lost; instead there is a clarity as seeing without the distortions or modifications that come from seeing through the lens of knowledge, memory and experience.
Thus Yoga Nidra is the practice of ‘yogic sleep’ as a means of being awake as your true nature.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra is a terse statement of a truth in Sanskrit literature. It consists of 195 basic guidelines for spiritual enlightenment. It is still valid for three thousand years.It is a philosophy not a religion. Yoga accepts all religions and believers without tilt. This yoga explains how the collective consciousness is achieved through self-realization of internal autonomy. Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is not opposed to any religion or other technical understanding and experience of being inside.
The Yoga of Patanjali, it is love and the pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline. He studied the nature, causes or principles of reality of the human being based on logical reasoning rather than any religious belief. It concerns the secret of metaphysics of mind and its thoughts and consciousness and how to become free of meaning and united with his inner self. Yoga postures are merely its first stage.
It defines God (Ishwara) is actually the state of the Ultimate Reality, a state of collective consciousness of all living beings.. Yoga Sutra of Patanjali does not defend a God personified in various forms and names of different religions.
It focuses more on self-realization that the perception of any god. The practice of yoga supports basic moral rights contained in the Koran, the holy book of Islam, the Christian Bible, Gita of Hinduism such as compassion, humility, forgiveness, authenticity etc. It also supports the basic practice of self-disciple, like contentment, a sense of training and inner exploration through meditation. It also supports the basis of meditation in Buddhism.
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is regarded as the basic text on the system of yoga postures, breathing and yoga meditation, yoga. This is a guide to good living life with any path of life. It does not define yoga postures, breathing and meditation and yoga allows you to research what is best in your mind.
Any fixed posture while sitting or standing, in which you are comfortable taking your mind is ok. Many yoga postures commercially available on the Internet have no reference in Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Yoga Sutra wants perfection of breathing meditation incoming and out coming and resounding. To achieve this perfection, any breathing exercise like you, is ok.
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali gives very practical stage by stage meditation, since the study of thought, freedom from negative thoughts and positive thoughts and, ultimately, the process of thought itself. To this end, secret guidance is available from it and strategy from good Yoga book. Onward freedom from selfishness and to witness and absorb into the consciousness of it comes to those who have faith in him and continue to practice until he becomes impulsive.
Patanjali Yoga is similar to Buddhism and to support each other. Yoga Sutra of Patanjali eight steps from beginning to end. Perfection of yoga on the first stage, gives clues about the practice of yoga on the stages onwards.
The first step is to improve social behavior, how you treat others and the world around you. Five moral principles are given to practice. Second stage of yoga is a discipline on matters of meaning. Five principles of self-control are given for practice. Before taking on the mental yoga, the practice of posture convenient to obtain the cooperation of the physical body is explained. Any fixed posture, where you can sit comfortably and attentively for a long contemplation is permitted. In the fourth stage, yoga is practiced breath to complete the first three stages, relying on the respiration of the latent energy.
In fifth stage onwards, yoga posture comes itself, requirement of practice ends. In the fifth stage, the practice of withdrawing the senses, it follows meditation where the invocation of conscience on the subject or object is like practice. In the last stage, when the mind is completely purified, the practice of the dissolution of consciousness about self-realization of internal autonomy or uniqueness of the interior is underway.
Here, you experience self-realization and consciousness and the universe are one. This experience is unique and happiness can not be expressed in words. All experiments in the States earlier by the followers of yoga are only perceptions, but feels like a reality.
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The Yoga is traditionally divided into eight aspects or helps, also said Astanga.
Transcribed in the Yoga Sutra by Test Patanjali, the helps am inter-related; each of them has several facets which reveal themselves through the study of the texts and with the practice.
They progressively lead to the highest consciousness stadiums and to the spiritual life; the disciplines which constitute them are gradually have more interior.
The steps, branches or aspects of the Raja Yoga are the following:Yama: understands the moral precepts of: not violence (ahimsa) truth (satya) do not steal (asteya) chastity (brahmacarya) not avidity (aparigraha)These beginnings of rectitude are universal, and constitute the foundation of the Yoga.
The essence of the Yama is not to damage any living creature with the thoughts, the words and the acts. The translation of the concepts is only approximate: each of them has a wide meanings and applications range, which changes according to the circumstances and the personal progress level.
Niyama: they are the personal practices which must be observed: purity, cleanliness of the mind and the body (sauca)satisfied (santosa)fervour for the object of the study, perfection, burning effort (tapas)study of the himself (svadhyaya) abandon to God of all the thoughts and the shares (Isvarapranidhana). The practices of the Niyama establish the discipline of the daily life.Asana: they are the Yoga positions. The asana (sukham) come described as buildings (sthira) and cheerful.
To obtain the mastery and the perfection, a prolonged continuos effort is necessary. The body and the mind move in harmony and assimilate with the infinite. All the rivalries of the mind cease existing. Patañjali does not mention the asana with their name, but it supposes a long tradition of their practice.
Some positions are mentioned in various comments to his work and in other witnesses on the Yoga. In India, after Patañjali, the systematic and precise practice of the asana died out. In recent years thanks to the work of B.K.S. Iyengar, the wealth and the depth of the asana start being again appreciated.
Pranayama: it is the art of the Yoga respiration.He consists in the regulation and in the refinement of the inspiration, the exhalation and the apnea. Learning to audit and canalize the vital breath induces an introspective and opens the doors of the spiritual knowledge.The pranayama it is possible to learn only after reaching a good level of mastery of the asana. The breath is formed by the air raw element and from the prana, the vital strength what pervades the universe. The prana is the connection ring between the human organism and the cosmos. Since the prana is compound of energy, all the traditional witnesses on the Yoga warn practising the pranayama without a guide and before than the pupil am ready.
Pratyahara: it is the withdrawal of the senses from the outside world in the himself.The outside distractionesses are not able to exceed the threshold of the internal world.
Dharana: it is a state of uninterrupted concentration, in which the mind is constantly focussed on a point or a particular object. To reach this state, a constant practice is necessary.
Dhyana: it is the meditation.The duration of the concentration increases till the mind reaches to melt with his object and admires it ceaselessly.Subject and object become an All in one.
Samadhi: it is a state trascending further on the meditation. The psychological processes stop and the conscience is completely absorbed in the soul. It is the truth and beatitude state. Samadhi is the peak of the Yoga practice, and reaches the himself of thin. It is divided into various levels of spiritual evolution, connected to ambits away more raised away. The maximum level “Samadhi without seed” is defined: in the mind wishes are not several tracks of the shares; this state is also defined kaivalya, that is the isolation of the soul from the matter.