In yoga nidra, for absolute relaxation, you must remain aware, in a state of dynamic sleep. That’s why yoga nidra is not a form of sleep – instead, it is a practice you do during the day in order to reach a state of relaxation that is only achieved by turning inwards and away from our outer experiences.
Every single minute of the day you have a choice. You can choose what to eat, what to say and how to treat people. But most importantly, you can choose how to respond when things don’t go your way. You are in control of how you respond when life tests your patience, your courage and your resolve.
Pain and suffering are two separate responses. Pain has a time-limit. Suffering can continue forever. Why? Because suffering is created in your mind; it is controlled by your perception of your environment and circumstances. Control your thoughts, control your suffering.
Self-care is not selfish and it is not something you should feel guilty about. You cannot pour from an empty cup. It may sound cliché, but it is true. You’re not helping anyone by denying yourself a bit of R&R.
So, let’s look at five ways you can introduce more self-care into your life.