To free oneself from these inner tensions is a great challenge, especially in our current fast life tempo. Only when one is completely relaxed does the mind become fully receptive. The alpha state of mind, which is usually a very short transition before progressing deeper into a sleep state, is prolonged significantly, balancing both sides of the brain. That is why this method is amazingly effective.
Awakening Yoga Nidra requires no specific preparation; it can be done comfortably by people of any age group and fitness level. After light warm up exercises done in line with the program of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY), one relaxes in the comfortable lying position of Shavasana and follows the guidance provided.
The initial part of the Awakening Yoga Nidra is the same as in any yoga nidra – the practitioner travels with the attention through different parts of the body in a set sequence (which corresponds to the centers in the cortex of the brain), with the use of breath awareness, archetypes, etc.
What makes Awakening Yoga Nidra unique is that the next stage relies fully on the Grace of Guru Tatwa (Guru principle) to move us beyond all techniques into inconceivable possibilities. As the facilitator conducting the session connects with Mohanji’s consciousness, he/she guides the group through a process which brings back the memory of the soul’s journey and the Light beyond all the veils of illusion. The process is very intense but completely safe as it is conducted through Mohanji’s expanded consciousness and subtle presence. The love that is experienced is immense and melts the heart. Whatever one is ready to face, integrate and absorb at that time is exactly what emerges from the unconscious mind. Most importantly, the intense inner thirst for spiritual liberation in this life is enhanced many times over! Even if one only touches the space of “no-mind” (a timeless state devoid of thoughts) briefly, one may emerge from the Awakening Yoga Nidra session birthed into a new reality – blessed with a deep, palpable feeling of inner richness, gratitude and empowerment.
During Awakening Yoga Nidra, the direct experience of both the inner witness and immeasurable Grace remains in one’s awareness as a precious blessing. Through this method of conscious sleep one can get empowered to face any challenge of life more effectively and thus become strengthened firmly on the path of Liberation.This is how Devi Mohan described the first experience of Awakening Yoga Nidra, in a session she conducted in the coastal town of Split in Croatia on August 15, 2017. This occurred on the auspicious day when the Divine Mother (“Gospa”) was celebrated in Croatia.