This is the first part an introduction to a transformational sequence. This unique series of practices has the effect of integrating different aspects of ourselves with the powerfully relaxing experience of meditative nidra.
Specifically, these aspects are the sense of Self, individuation, of the Mind, physiology of body and our three brains, head, heart and enteric. The practices form a distinct sequence and this session gives an introduction and overview of method, an outline of its reasoning and direct experience of its effects. This opportunity to experience an initial series of meditative nidras which introduce method, can form a standalone series of practices, and which may be usefully integrated with the main body of practices later if desired.
You can expect to take away a layman’s basic understanding of the brain in its relation to meditative nidra as well as these meditative nidras which you can the practice yourself regularly. People who do these practices have reported sleeping much better, feeling less overwhelmed and of having a sense of calmness and space for themselves.
How the Nidra, Neuroscience, Mind and Brain courses came into being a message from NIrlipta:
As a result of dealing with a series of serious illnesses, as a way of keeping them in check and, as a result of a continuing and ongoing stringent pranayama and meditative nidra practice, a majority of these and other meditative nidras came to Nirlipta, and so he formally devised these practices.
He attributes the creation of these as he puts it, ‘to the downloading from my mind of a series of mature, profound and powerful practices, a result of thirty years of having dealings with nidra in one form or another and a combination of suddenly having a very oxygenated brain, delivering a variety of sequences with very little in the way of conscious mental cognition and cogitation being involved. My mind suddenly started working in a very intense way almost without me knowing it. Things that I had never really thought about started to come into my consciousness almost fully formed to the point where I started thinking about why hadn’t I seen things that now seem so obvious to me. I wondered if others would gain meaningful experiences if I shared these with them. They seem to have done so and so now, I see it as my mission to continue to develop and disseminate these and the other practices which I have been receiving from my deeper, unconscious mind because I believe at a gut level that they will help give significant meaning and purpose to people in their lives’.
Nirlipta has been practicing and teaching yoga and nidra for over thirty years. For over a decade he has been training facilitators of Total Yoga Nidra with his wife Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and a team of collaborators, and also develops and teaches meditative nidra sequences and practices. He is currently writing a comprehensive manual, A Compendium of Total Yoga Nidra, how it works, ways of facilitating it, as a thorough resource for nidra facilitators and therapists. It will take some time.