This technique gives a profound relaxation on many levels. Deeper muscular tension is released, the immune system is strengthened, the quality of sleep improved – and it lowers the level of stress. A very good exercise for busy London!
Stress is natural – it happens to all of us, but the important thing is to let go and relax regularly, so that stress doesn’t become chronic. Yoga Nidra is a perfect technique to help us with this. Swami Satyananda said that half an hour of Yoga Nidra corresponds to four hours of sleep.