Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep, and this meditative practice guides you into the state of consciousness where you are floating midway between waking and sleeping. It opens a doorway between the conscious and the subconscious mind, allowing integration. By entering this state of consciousness, we create an environment where the physical body and the emotional body are able to find healing. This practice is deeply restorative and has the potential to relieve pain, reduce fatigue, alleviate insomnia, and so much more.
Of all the meditation practices I have tried over the years, I have found Yoga Nidra to be the most effective. Because this technique is so powerful, I recommend beginning with one session of Yoga Nidra per week, increasing to two or three times per week if desired. You will likely notice the benefits immediately. You may notice more vivid dreams after practicing Yoga Nidra. You may also notice old emotions or memories bubbling to the surface so that they may be released. This is all normal. It's all part of the healing process. Take it slow, be present, and honor yourself and your experience with an open mind.