Known as "the fountain of youth," yoga nidra is a sleep-based guided meditation using breath and imagery to provide deep rest. When the body experiences true rest, its "rest and digest" nervous system balances us, rebuilding cellular wear-and-tear, strengthening immunity, and regulating our internal time clocks.
Used by physicians and health professionals as well as yoga teachers and practictioners, its benefits run from faster healing time to deep psychological changes.
Read the WebMD description of yoga nidra.
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Practice reclined or relaxed in a warm, dark, quiet space. Add a light covering, such as a washcloth (please avoid heavy eyebags) over your eyes for some extra depth.
Move through the five "sheaths" of the body.