October 18, 2012
My attempts at doing Yoga Nidra resulted in me falling into a deep unconscious sleep. The purpose of Yoga Nidra is like sleeping except that you’re in an alert state of awareness while your body and mind relaxes. I was attempting to do one hour of Yoga Nidra by counting 400 breaths. I have calculated that 100 breaths equals roughly to about 15 minutes. It was somewhere around the hundredth breath that I lost all awareness and went somewhere into dream land. It takes a lot of practice to be able to sleep while being alert at the same time.