When the East met the West…..

….. time transcended.

Nidra Yoga workshop conducted by Mr. Andre Riehl enthralled 53 practitioners.

Andre is the President, Federation of Yoga Europe, and is the scholar of yoga practicing for over 30 years. His expertise was not only understood but deeply felt by one and all in the session.

The session began with understanding the concept Nidra Yoga.

For many, drinking a cup of tea is a state of relaxation, for others reading newspaper or watching TV, but through practice of Nidra Yoga one understands that these are only sensory diversions. True relaxation is actually an experience beyond all this and for absolute relaxation one must remain aware.

After explaining the theory, the master gave the practical session. Though when you look at this pose it looks the easiest, actually it is one of the hardest to master. As the body learns to let go, mind is aware observing the relaxation.

Allowing the body to settle down is an art and then spending time working through the entire body, the muscles, the bones, the inner organs, section by section raises level of awareness.  As the body relaxes itself, it’s here one stop trying to do and let go of any psychological effort.

Mind is just at present moment observing, nurturing the moment now, and befriending the breath.

A journey of self-inquiry and self-study begins.






  • Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda

    February 7, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, one appears to be asleep; but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness.

    • Satya

      February 8, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

      Thank you doctor.

  • suma

    February 7, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    i wish Icould attend the workshop,well done Satya

    • Satya

      February 8, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

      Lets hope we have more session you can always attend then.

  • Nitin Patki

    February 7, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    i have attended this workshop on both days. Andre’s content is really good, after all his tapashcarya is of 30 yrs. real good insights into nidra subject and good experiences !

  • Uma Kalyani

    February 8, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Ya its actually the need of the hour , really everyone is enjoying the nidra yoga session we can make it out from the photos

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