Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

Term: Yoga Nidra


1.  A mental exercise peculiar to Yoga that encourages con­scious dreamless sleep, sometimes defined as "meditation-sleep," or "the moment of postponing sleep."

AUTHOR:  Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

2.  Yogic sleep. A Tantric technique first introduced to the West by Paramahansa Satyananda Saraswati in the 1960s. Yoga Nidra involves the rotation of consciousness through the body and various visualizations. It produces a deep state of relaxation, in which the mind often remains quite alert. 

AUTHOR:  Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson
SOURCE:  Great Sex Made Simple, Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson (Llewellyn Publications)