Yoga Nidra (or “yoga sleep”) is a guided meditation to induce full-body relaxation and deep rest. It helps quiet the overactive mind, guiding it into a state between wakefulness and sleep.
With roots in ancient scripture, the modern system of yoga nidra was developed in the mid-20th century by Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga. While there are many types of yoga nidra now available, the practice in this video is derived from the system he developed and described in his book Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra may provide many health benefits for caregivers and patients actively in treatment or receiving palliative care for cancer. It has been found to reduce symptoms of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and insomnia.
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