Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of meditation that produces change physiologically and psychologically (See Yoga Nidra). Over time, the practice is known to soften stress and slow down the chemical releases of the body that promote a fight/flight response. While Yoga Nidra can create relaxation, it is meant to develop concentration and awareness. Body Mind Metaphor combines Yoga Nidra with basic EMDR principles to help promote healing.
Mantras come in all shapes and sounds. Some are long; others short. Some mantras are composed of one word. The aim can be multiple. Mantras are helpful for concentration, a precursor for meditation. Other mantras have a Bakhti or devotion toward a particular deity. Mantras transmitted from the Sanskrit and the yogis were developed with the purpose of evoking specific vibrations. This is a very detailed art that demands patience and grace.
Meditation has powerful effects on both the brain and the mind. The former undergoes a number of changes when meditation is consistently applied. The mind also strengthens in concentration, direction, and perception. Hundreds of meditation forms exist, so it is important to understand your own psychology. Body Mind Metaphor helps you to develop a style of meditation that works for you.
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