Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that brings you into a state of equilibrium between wakefulness and sleep – also known as yogic sleep.
Yoga Nidra takes you into an alpha state, which is the brain wave frequency that links conscious thought with the subconscious mind.
In alpha state, Serotonin is released, which helps you to reach a transformational experience of inner calm. From this place fluctuations in the mind start to decrease and you begin to feel more at ease. The body moves into stillness and a deep feeling of tranquillity and relaxation occurs. As you move deeper into the practice, the brain will then begin to emit delta waves, mimicking what happens when we enter a deep restful sleep.
The practice of Yoga Nidra is taken in Savasana – or an alternative comfortable position.