Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness where the mind rests and at the same time, it is awake. Yoga Nidra is also known as Yogic Sleep.
The student is being asked to relax completely in savasana (relaxation pose) and follow the instructions. In this way, the student becomes aware of his/her state, either the physical or mental one. The senses move inwardly, apart from hearing, through which the guiding into relaxation is made possible. Yoga Nidra offers many benefits to the human body. It improves the function of the nervous and endocrine system as well as it reinforces the immune system, anxiety and stress decrease, the quality of sleep is improved, it alleviates post-surgical pain, blood pressure, and menstruation symptoms.
Yoga Nidra is a method of relaxation accessible to anyone and it can take place anywhere.