Yoga Nidra is a deep form of relaxation. It is commonly described as bringing an incredible calmness and clarity to the mind, often referred to as a form of ‘Yogic sleep.’ While in the state of Yoga Nidra, you are beyond a waking state, past a dreaming state, and in a form of sleep state, while you are actually awake. It has been said that a session of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 4 hours sleep. The depth of relaxation the body / mind experiences during a session is deeply refreshing compared to that which is achieved during the poor quality sleep that many people experience.
When Yoga Nidra is practiced regularly, it brings a deep state of calm, which transcends into everyday life. Even strenuous mental and physical activities will not feel as stressful when you have achieved this state of calm. As a result, you will become more effective in everything you do, as your mind is no longer so clouded by unnecessary or negative thoughts and you can focus on doing the task at hand.
One of the amazing benefits of Yoga Nidra is the fact that you can actually restructure your personality in a positive way and wipe your “emotional baggage” clean. This ability to let go takes place because you are in such a state of relaxation and emotional well-being. By spending your time in Yoga Nidra, while focusing on a positive thought, you can make this positive thought override your mind, and become a permanent aspect of your being.