Calm Your Nervous System 

A scientific study found that Yoga Nidra Meditation is more effective than Hatha yoga in reducing anxiety.

Experience the advantages first-hand with a FREE Yoga Nidra class on the Practice with Clara Apps

Yoga Nidra translates as ‘Yogic Sleep.

It is a state of conscious rest where healing and restoration occur. 

Clara Roberts Oss in vinyasa yoga pose

What’s included in a Yoga Nidra Meditation?

  • Guided meditation
  • Body scan
  • Chakra work
  • Kosha exploration
  • Visualization
  • Affirmation
  • Intention setting
Yoga Nidra Meditation is also shown to assist with depression and provides a therapeutic approach to stress. 

Benefits of Yoga Nidra Meditation:

  • Slows down brain waves
  • Encourages muscles to relax
  • Lessens chronic pain
  • Settles heart rate
  • Activates rest and digest

Start Your Yoga Nidra Meditation Practice


Come to your mat, lay down, and close your eyes.


Breathe deeply and soften your body against the ground.


Listen to the guided yoga Nidra meditation and relax into conscious rest.

An exercise for deep relaxation to release mental anguish, emotional stress, and physical tension.

Who Should Do Yoga Nidra Meditation?

A soothing practice that’s great for everyone.

  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • No props are needed.
  • May be done anywhere, anytime.
  • Great for individuals who suffer chronic pain, injury, trauma, and mental health-related issues.

Take a Yoga Nidra Meditation
—experience the power of conscious rest.

This is where we heal, when we open to slowing down and allowing the nervous system to rest and deregulate.

Rest and digest mode is the parasympathetic nervous system’s function where we can feel more deeply, digest food and experiences better, and make decisions based on reflection over impulse.

Explore two popular Yoga Nidra Meditation practices to experience the benefits of conscious rest.

Illumination: Guided Yoga Nidra for Better Sleep

Illumination is a grounding yoga Nidra meditation practice to bring awareness to your inner light.

This class works with meditation, body scan, visualization, and affirmation practices to encourage a deeper state of rest and release. 

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that involves Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) to come into a relaxed state of consciousness where the mind rests between waking and sleep. 

Into the Darkness: Yoga Nidra with Restorative Poses

Into the Darkness explores your connection to the earth as a tool to help you ground.

This class features a guided Yoga Nidra meditation practice. Take a break from the busyness of your mind and breathe into how you feel in this restorative yoga and meditation class. 

When we rest while we’re awake, we have the ability to go into a meditative state. Restorative yoga features longer holds and fewer postures to encourage the muscles to relax. 

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