Yoga Nidra (also known as Yogic Sleep) is a meditative practice that systematically relaxes the body + mind. It can be seen as a state between sleep + wakefulness.
It is an ancient practice with roots in Hinduism + tantric yoga. It was later developed by Swami Satyananda in Rishikesh in 1940s-50s.
Yoga Nidra has been shown to heal insomnia, anxiety, depression and generally release stress + long-held emotions.
It helps us tap into the unconscious mind and can be more restorative than a full nights sleep.
Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down so it is a highly accessible practice meant for every body.💛