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Yoga Nidra and Better Rest



Resting with greater efficiency. Most individuals believe that relaxing is as simple as lying down and closing their eyes. Except for scientists, no one truly understands what relaxing entails. You are exhausted so you go to bed and assume that is relaxation. 

You will never be calm unless you are free of muscular, mental, and emotional stress. Despite an outward appearance of happiness, most individuals are always tense. 

  • They gnaw their nails, itch their heads, touch their chins, and tap their feet on a regular basis. 
  • They may also walk restlessly, chat obsessively, be irritable all of the time, or chain smoke. People act in this way because they are unaware of their own internal conflict. 
  • They may appear to be at ease, but a closer examination reveals that they are not. 

Thoughts and fears reverberate in the head even when sleeping, leaving the stressed person weary. The underlying tensions of the body, emotions, and mind must be released in order to fully rest. Then comes the true state of relaxation. 

Yoga nidra is a scientifically proven approach for releasing these tensions. 


Yoga nidra is a more efficient and effective kind of rest and renewal for the mind and body than traditional sleep. Those who incorporate this strategy into their regular routine see significant improvements in their sleeping patterns. 

A yoga nidra session's thorough methodical relaxation is similar to hours of regular sleep without consciousness. 

One hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to four hours of traditional sleep. 

This is one of the keys of many great yogis' past and current superhuman efficiency and energy, which has allowed them to do so much in such a short period. 


In truth, yoga nidra's ability to sleep and dream deliberately is an evolutionary process that has been used by many extraordinary people throughout history, opening the path for greater creativity and success. 


Officers of Napoleon, the 17th century French general and emperor, have said that he possessed an inexhaustible and never-ending reservoir of energy and creativity. 

He would give over leadership to a subordinate in the midst of a pitched battle, just when the outcome was in doubt, and leave orders that he was not to be disturbed for twenty minutes under any circumstances. 

He would then go to his tent and lie down on an immense bearskin to do yoga nidra. His loud, regular snores would emerge in seconds, mixing with the frenzied noises of war. 

He would remount his horse exactly twenty minutes later, renewed, revitalized, and motivated, and eventually lead the French army to a resounding victory.


You may also want to read more about Yoga Nidra here.

Learn how to practice Yoga Nidra here.