Yoga nidra is a practise of experiencing “Yogi Sleep”, its a state of mind where your are fully conscious whilst being fully relaxed. It is said that one nidra practice equals 4 hours of sleep. Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. It is practised by lying down on a mat and using as many props, pillows or other mats, as necessary and by listening to the teachers voice.
Taken by its name, Zazen is a seated meditation practice, which is generally done sitting on a pillow, mat or on a chair. It is of importance to keep the right posture, in this case a completely straight back, and you may do so by using further support from additional pillows. In this practice, however, eyes are generallly kept open to avoid drowsiness. Like many meditation, it is focused on breath, some chanting and buddhist teachings. Zen meditation will get easier over time, as it’s a discipline that can be learned with practice.
An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning “truth is my identity.” The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. Kundalini is an energy that lies around the bottom of your spine and can be awakened (It is often visualised as a snake). People can have an energy shift that awakens levels of perceptions and activate chakras for a while.