Mar 11, 2019
On today’s show, Rod Stryker and
I continue our conversation on the deeply healing and
transformative practice of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra essentially
translates to the ‘end of all thoughts’ because it is a process in
which we learn to let go, to relax and restore, to diffuse our
awareness, and to just BE.
We’ve created a world where we
are always doing something; with our Iphones and tablets constantly
by our sides and work or life stressors always on our minds, we are
continually thinking, working, or moving. We are hardly ever still,
and we are never bored anymore! With a lack of daydreaming or
boredom, we are unable to fully process and digest our emotions or
experiences, and in turn we unable to know our true selves. If we
don’t allow ourselves the time and space to dissolve, to daydream
and to relax, even the simplest of tasks will become very difficult
for us to accomplish.
Life isn’t about learning to
cope, to mitigate, or to be only partly insane….it’s about
Listen in and learn how to live
a life of Thrive with this timeless practice of Yoga Nidra.
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
are Deep Rejuvenation, boredom and daydreaming so
do we avoid going to sleep while we’re awake?
is America’s number one health crisis and why is this cause for
Links Mentioned in Episode:
Rod talks about the final of the 4 stages of Yoga Nidra.
Spirituality, as well as the 4 fundamental stages of
What does a lack of daydreaming and boredom do to us
physiologically? If we don’t get bored, we don’t process who we are
in time and space. Who am I? What do I stand for? What do I want to
do on this planet in this life? In our fast-paced, technological
world, we do not allow space for boredom and we are therefore
unable to answer these important questions.
- 13:30- The state of expanded awareness that
comes from Yoga Nidra, ie. Flow state, biohacking, and maximizing
cognitive function. How do we avoid habitual thinking and how to we
avoid going to sleep while we’re awake?
- 20:50- We can no longer afford to not be
passionate about finding what is true, what is real, and what is
truly important. Learn to tune into yourself with Yoga Nidra, to
learn to not push against what the body and mind desires, to drop
into yourself and allow. Insomnia is currently the biggest health
crisis. If you continue to push your nervous system too much for
too long, there will be repercussions.
about allowing these awareness breaks, instead of coffee breaks.”
are the presence that exists in your own heart.” -Rod
need times with no-thing.” -Cate Stillman
- “You’ve got to root to rise, you’ve got to get
down to get up.” -Cate Stillman
problems have now gotten bigger. There is a bigger price to pay for
the misalignment with the authentic self.” -Rod Stryker
Yogarupa Rod Stryker is a
world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher, guiding and sharing his
wisdom for 40 years. He is the founder of ParaYoga®, the author of
The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness,
Prosperity, and Freedom and the creator of the app Sanctuary, a
vital resource for the practices of meditation and yoga nidra (also
called Enlightened Sleep––the ultimate science of deep relaxation).
Rod has dedicated his life to improving lives through his lectures,
writing, practice, teaching, leadership, service and family life.
Contact him on his website and facebook page.