Yoga nidra, also known as dynamic sleep, prompts the body to relax deeply while the mind remains inwardly alert.
To practice yoga nidra, you begin by lying on the floor (face up) in yoga corpse pose or Shavasana. Then, based upon the guided meditation you’re following, you’re prompted to begin sensing the body and breathing in specific ways to incite a relaxation response in you.
This relaxation response balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems – the left and right brain –allowing you to unwind into various, beneficial brain wave states.One 30 minute session of yoga nidra equates to two hours' sleep.
Yoga Nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation within the body and mind and is excellent in reducing stress, anxiety, worries, improving sleep patterns and enhancing your overall wellbeing.