Yoga Nidra practice refers to the meditative breathing exercises used to achieve spiritual awareness, meditation, and as a part of healing practices.
It's an advanced form of deep relaxation and guided mental focus. The word idea comes from Sanskrit side which means "silence". In fact, it is not just about silence but in its complete form, which is yoga nidra, it is also about quieting the mind, allowing thoughts and emotions to come and go. The term yoga nidra has a symbolic meaning in Hindu religious texts and it is used to describe the ultimate in yogic bliss.
Yoga Nidra practice is not really for the purpose of reaching Nirvana, but rather, to enhance the consciousness and spiritual awareness of the practitioner. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "yuj", which means "union". This means that the union of the mind with God, the supreme energy, consciousness, and spirit. This is achieved by meditation, mental focus, and concentration, and then deep, silent breathing. The physical movement is known as "sushasana", or the slow and steady movement of the body. A full meditation is attained during this time and there is no doubt that the practice of yoga Nidra will have a profound effect on your own spiritual growth.
Yoga Nidra practice is widely practiced by people of all age groups because it's very easy to do. People can do yoga Nidra anytime and anywhere, even when they're lying down, watching television, drinking coffee, listening to the radio, or even while talking to someone on the phone. There are no special techniques required to achieve the best result out of the practice, and there are no rigid guidelines or prescribed rules about the type of clothing you should wear. It's more about being aware of your actions and feelings, relaxing, and focusing your attention on them. There are many different styles of yoga Nidra including Bikram, Ashtanga, and Hatha, and each style is designed to be easy to do and does not require any expensive gear.