Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

2018 Yoga Nidra Retreat

There will be a Yoga Nidra Retreat 26th - 31st March 2018 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. The purpose of this retreat is for participants to learn the procedures.

For a greater understanding of the term “yoga nidra” as it used in our tradition, please read Four States of Yoga Nidra by Swami Veda Bharati and Defining Yoga-Nidra: Traditional Accounts, Physiological Research, and Future Directions by Swami Veda Bharati, Dr. Stephen Parker (Stoma), and Dr. Manuel Fernandez.

Prerequisite for Attendees

Mantra initiation in our tradition.

Previous attendance at a relaxation workshop or two years of practices with advancing relaxation methods within our tradition.

Registrations will be accepted upon the discretion of the presenter.

Recommended Study Materials

A listing of recommended readings, videos, and audios about the topic of yoga nidra and study materials can be found in the article about this retreat at this link: http://ahymsin.org/main/ashram/yoga-nidra-retreat-in-2018.html.

Retreat Segments

Segments will include:

  • Makarasana
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Shavasana, correct position
  • Exercise without Movement
  • Relaxation by first tensing each limb then relaxing
  • Simple relaxation
  • Subtler relaxations: right side, left side, finer tissues, internal organs
  • 31 points
  • 61 points
  • 61 points with blue star
  • 61 points with blue star with one’s mantra
  • Whole body breaths: the feeling of movement, vayu, during these exercises is of the pranamaya kosha.
  • 4 different patterns of whole body breaths
  • Short version of quick conscious rest
  • OM kriya
  • Whole body breaths as taught in Path of Fire and Light under “Yoga-Nidra”
  • Yoga nidra proper
  • Explanations of Delta brain waves
  • How to come out of yoga nidra


For more information or to register for this retreat, please contact [email protected]. Please include in your inquiry information about your previous attendance at a relaxation workshop and/or your two years of practices with advancing relaxation methods.



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