Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Silence, Shavasana Practices and Yoga Nidra Retreat in 2015

“For decades we have guided the shavasana practices and yoga nidra in sessions where the teacher does the ‘recital’ and others listen and follow. But we have not TAUGHT the procedures.” — Swami Veda Bharati

There will be a Silence, Shavasana Practices and Yoga Nidra Retreat 22nd March - 5th April 2015 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India. The purpose of this retreat is for participants to learn the procedures.

Printouts will be given for each segment taught. Each segment will be guided separately and then students will practice that segment. There will be homework practice between lessons.

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

Contact: [email protected]

For more about the topic of yoga nidra, please see (click on title):

Editor's Note:

Recommended study materials:

There are also three audios below. However, Swami Veda has listed prerequisites for these; please see http://ahymsin.org/main/himalayan-tradition/standard-reading-list.html

  • Advanced Relaxation audio by Swami Veda Bharati
  • Yoga Nidra Series audios by Swami Veda Bharati
  • OM Kriya audio (as taught by Swami Rama, recorded by Ma Radha Bharati).

The books are available through a number of bookstores; those that are out of print can be found at used bookstores and will come up at sites like Amazon.com. For the audios, please contact [email protected]

Dr. Stephen Parker (Stoma) has a Yoga Nidra recording available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drstephenparkerstoma


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