I did my initial yoga training with Nikam Guruji Yoga Kutir in Singapore. Then, I did my 300 hrs yoga teacher training in restorative yoga therapy with Krishnananda Yoga Ashram in Mysore, India where I was trained in the tradition of classical Hatha Yoga as taught by Swami Sivananda Saraswati. I have a phd in educational design and some of my current academic research includes holistic education, the health impact of yoga in daily life etc.
Yoga nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep, opening deep phases of the mind. Yoga nidra is a powerful relaxation and meditation technique that induces deep body-mind relaxation with the ultimate goal of increasing self-awareness. One hour of powerful yoga nidra is equal in effect to 4 hours of normal sleep. The roots of yoga nidra involving systematic rotation of consciousness in the body originate from the tantric process of nyasa (meaning 'to place' or 'to take the mind to a point'). Scientific evidence points to an increase in endogenous dopomine release in the ventral striatum of the brain during yoga nidra. Yoga nidra improves heart rate variability, a measure of balance in the autonomous nervous system. Regular yoga nidra practice is particularly helpful to those suffering from high levels of anxiety, stress, hypertension, trauma, insomnia etc.