Yoga nidra, also known as ‘psychic sleep’, is a deep relaxation practice from the Indian yoga tradition. The technique could be described as a lying down form of meditation that uses the whole body as a focus of awareness.
Practitioners say that with regular practice, yoga nidra, like meditation, can have profound physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.The theory behind yoga nidra is that it works on something called our body of energy or life force. In India this energy is known as prana, and in China it is called chi. Yoga nidra aims to enhance and balance this energy.