The best time to do Yoga Nidra is when you need it. I practice first thing in the morning before getting out of bed and last thing at night before going to sleep. I very often will do a short practice during the day only as I feel the need.
I am, technically speaking, retired. However, I am engaged with what my Beloved Rumi invites when he says: –
Let the Beauty that you are be the work that you do – Rumi.
So I am engaged in work that I love.
A lot of this work is writing and sharing the material on this website. It is not work in the way that most people understand that word. It is work that is an expression of my purpose and destiny. It was through the practice of Yoga Nidra that I finally came to find clarity on what my purpose and destiny are.
I work longer hours than most CEO’s of major corporations. However, this work is really an expression of Love. It is a work that is driven from my heart’s desire expressed in the words of my beloved poet Hafiz when he says: –
I wish I could show you when you are lonely and in darkness the astonishing light of your own Being – Hafiz.
I have the time to set aside to practice Yoga Nidra because I am not tied to clock time. (Chronos time) Many of you will be so tied up. You will then have to make a choice as regards how you adopt your daily schedule in order to introduce this revolutionary and revelatory practice of Yoga Nidra.
Many of you will balk at the idea of spending an hour with any practice.
However, let me say this. If you have any issues with lack of sleep or feel not rested enough then this is a practice you really must explore for your own sake. Most Westerners are chronically sleep deprived. One hour of Yoga Nidra Practice is equivalent to four hours of sleep.
Would it not be worth taking the time to explore a technique recognized for thousands of years as a powerful energy booster rather than become dependant on sleeping pills or some other form of self-medication.
Another practical aspect of this Yoga Nidra practice relates to the benefits for pregnant mothers and their developing foetus. The more relaxed the mother the more the proper brain development of the child which has major health implications for the whole of its life.
Do you get the idea how I really want you to make this Yoga Nidra practice foundational to your lifestyle?
It isn’t that you don’t have the time because the practice of Yoga Nidra will create the time and create time for living the life you Love. You have to go to sleep so why not practice then. Turn of your radio or television in the morning and practice then.