Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR) or Yoga Nidra: A Powerful, Science-Supported Tool to De-Stress, Recover Lost Sleep, Deeply Relax, Improve Cognition and Memory

If you have ever struggled with starting or maintaining a meditation or mindfulness practice of any kind, this is for you. Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR), or Yoga Nidra, is a powerful way to quickly and deeply relax. It has been shown in studies to produce various health benefits at the mental and physical level.

It can help you replace sleep you have lost or get better at falling back asleep if you wake up in the middle of the night. It is effective for accelerated learning, increased retention, and improving cognitive capacity.

Browse around YouTube for guided Yoga Nidra sessions whose voice and pace you find pleasing. Here is a simple straightforward, no-frills session:

Guided 20-Minute Session