Yoga nidra, a centuries old practice now synonymous with "non-sleep deep rest" has a long list of benefits from anxiety reduction, improved cognitive function, neuroplasticity and memory, better sleep and increased perception. When we rest this deeply, we allow the body, in all its wisdom, to regulate its many systems and prioritize healing and regeneration.
This practice is done lying down in a comfortable position. The body rests while awareness and perception stay open. Do your best to stay awake for this practice! Layers: A Yoga Nidra focuses on using layers of the earth, the body and general experience to sink through layers of relaxation and rest in a place of stillness.