The Healing Potential of Nidra in Ayurvedic Medicine: A Comprehensive Overview

Authors

  • Suman Meena Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rog Nidan Evum Vikriti Vigyan, MMM Govt. Ayu. College, Udaipur.
  • Pradeep Kumar Meena Assistant Professor, Dept.of, Kaya chikitsa MMM Govt. Ayu. College, Udaipur.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v10i4.1344

Keywords:

Nidra, Sleep, Doshas, Dinacharya, Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Abstract

Nidra is considered an essential aspect of maintaining overall health and well-being according to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine. The article delves into the Ayurvedic principles and philosophies that underpin the significance of Nidra in promoting physical, mental, and emotional healing.

Ayurvedic understanding of sleep and its relationship with the body's Doshas (energetic forces) - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It highlights how an imbalance in these Doshas can disrupt the quality and duration of sleep, leading to various health issues. Additionally, the article explores the concept of "Sukha Nidra" (restful sleep) as an integral part of Ayurvedic daily routines (dinacharya) and its impact on overall vitality.

Therapeutic benefits of Nidra in addressing specific health concerns, such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. It explores the role of Nidra in promoting cellular rejuvenation, hormonal balance, and the restoration of the body's natural healing mechanisms. Ayurvedic practices, such as the use of herbs, oils, and lifestyle modifications, to enhance the quality of sleep are also discussed.

Ayurvedic techniques and practices that can optimize Nidra and facilitate deeper, more restorative sleep. These include meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga asanas (postures), and the adoption of a balanced Ayurvedic diet. The article emphasizes the holistic nature of Nidra, highlighting its ability to address imbalances on physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Overall, this comprehensive overview aims to shed light on the healing potential of Nidra, providing valuable insights for individuals seeking natural and holistic approaches to improve sleep quality and overall well-being.

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Published

01-09-2023

How to Cite

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Suman Meena, Pradeep Kumar Meena. The Healing Potential of Nidra in Ayurvedic Medicine: A Comprehensive Overview. Ayushdhara [Internet]. 2023Sep.1 [cited 2024May31];10(4):76-81. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/1344