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First section:

In "History and background", the sentence that starts with "The form of practice taught by Swami Satyananda includes eight stages [...]" actually names seven stages since "Sankalpa“ is mentionned twice.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:11, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

What is the dispute? This page should have explained why there's a Dipute Alert about the factualness of the Yoga Nidra page..

The dispute is clear from the article itself, which contradicts itself. Yoga Nidra is a relatively recent invention of a certain individual who passed it down through his nidra has been practiced for millenia and is not the province of any one lineage.

I'll try to work it together now. O. Pen Sauce 18:06, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I see what happened. A proponent of the Sivenanda lineage came in and tilted the article to give that lineage credit for an ancient technique that belongs to no one. I fixed this with a light touch, rejiggering the paragraphs a little (to put the general info on the practice on top) and removing references to any one party "inventing" the practice. I've left in explanatory info on Sivenanda's approach to the technique, which leaves the article a bit heavy on Sivenanda, but at least less biased in terms of (mis)statement of facts.

I'm not much of a watchdog, so hopefully if someone else comes in and edits to skew the article to one teacher or another, it will be noticed and reverted.O. Pen Sauce 18:15, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

The first paragraph does not give an exact definition. what are "sublime levels and aspects of consciousness and awareness" supposed to be? what is the "divine energy"? how does one "pervade the phenomenal universe and beyond"? The article is hopelessly confusing to ppl and needs to be rewritten. (talk) 00:38, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Parts of this article also come across like an advertisement: "Yoga Nidra is a Secret of Transformation. " What does that even mean? Also, for more science (at least of meditation in general) just google "Davidson meditation" . —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

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Substitute for sleep[edit]

Does practicing this actuly 'work' like sleep? That is to say, would it give you the same effect (health wise) as REM sleep? One could argue that taking lots of peyote and laying on the floor with your eyes closed is "like sleep" subjectivly but I strongly doubt it'd work any deeper than that. So, I suppose what I'm asking is, clinically speaking, does this count as sleep or does it simply mimic sleep? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

In essence it is BO | Talk 13:42, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

- No one has ever entered the delta-sleep on peyote or LSD. Peyote and other hallucinogens are all about REM/alpha sleep with bits of beta, it's just an enhanced dream, illusion created by your limbic system and secondary visual cortex. Yoga-nidra is about being conscious while in SWS/NREM sleep, the deepest sleep (when brain emits delta waves, with an occasional theta wave). In delta-sleep your neocortex is active (According to Hindu philosophy Advaita Vedanta, this deep dreamless sleep is the best way to reach your consciousness). It's been only 30 years ago since science found out that neocortex was active during delta-sleep, if we accept neocortex as a major player in consciousness, then, this is what Advaita Vedanta has been teaching since the 8th century C.E.: if you manage to stay aware while in deep dreamless sleep, you will reach your consciousness. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Linda Martens (talkcontribs) 04:37, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Can I say something? It should be a doctor who would answer this but I really feel it does. When I meditate, do need less sleep for what I've lost(meditating), I would feel specially aware and light after meditating. Also I get episodes of lucid dreaming while meditating. E.g. I'm focusing on my object of meditation but dreams occur on their own but I'm aware and awake, I can hear things around like the phone. The dreams are very real, in fact they feel more real. After the meditation, there is a feeling of 'the problem was solved' or something got fixed, unravelled, solved,etc.--Jondel (talk) 00:56, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Needs to be cleaned up[edit]

This article is really poorly written, unclear to the point of incomprehensible in the "evidence" section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vajrapoppy (talkcontribs) 16:54, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


Most of this seems to have been plagerized from this site: (talk) 04:10, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Did Dr. Green publish any of this work in a peer-reviewed journal? I could not find anything. Data published in books is not considered scientifically reliable. Peer-review is not perfect either, but it's better. Seth Crosby, 4 Aug 2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:28, 4 August 2014 (UTC)