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5 Physical benefits of Yoga Nidra

Exploring the Physical Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation technique that not only helps in reducing stress but also brings many positive changes in the body. Here, we will explore the top five physical benefits of practising Yoga Nidra and how it can improve your overall health. 

 Stress Reduction

One of the most significant benefits of practising Yoga Nidra is stress reduction. This ancient practice activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation and reduces the production of stress hormones like cortisol. As a result, you experience a sense of calm and tranquillity that lasts long after the practice. By incorporating Yoga Nidra into your routine, you can effectively manage stress and enhance your overall well-being.

Improved Sleep Quality

Another remarkable physical benefit of Yoga Nidra is improved sleep quality. The practice enhances the relaxation response in your body, making it an effective tool for overcoming insomnia and improving the quality of your sleep. Regular practitioners often report more restful and rejuvenating sleep, waking up feeling refreshed and energised. If you struggle with sleep-related issues, Yoga Nidra can be a game-changer for you.

Enhanced Immune Function

Yoga Nidra positively influences the immune system by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The deep relaxation experienced during the practice supports better immune function, helping your body’s natural defence mechanisms. By practising Yoga Nidra regularly, you can strengthen your immune system and improve your resistance to illnesses. It’s a wonderful way to boost your overall health.

Balanced Autonomic Nervous System

Yoga Nidra helps balance the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for regulating the body’s automatic functions. It brings equilibrium between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of the nervous system. This balance is crucial for overall health and well-being. By practising Yoga Nidra, you can bring harmony to your autonomic nervous system and experience improved physical and mental health.

Lower Blood Pressure

The relaxation response brought by Yoga Nidra has been associated with lower blood pressure levels. Chronic stress and high blood pressure often go hand in hand, but with regular practice of Yoga Nidra, you can help maintain healthy blood pressure levels. By incorporating this practice into your daily routine, you are contributing to the long-term well-being of your cardiovascular system.

In summary, the physical benefits of practising Yoga Nidra are many, and significant. From reducing stress and improving sleep quality to enhancing immune function and balancing the autonomic nervous system, Yoga Nidra offers a holistic approach to physical well-being. By making Yoga Nidra a part of your daily routine, you can experience these benefits and pave the way for a healthier, happier life.

Incorporating Yoga Nidra into your lifestyle can bring about transformative changes in your physical health. Take the time to explore this practice and observe the positive impact it can have on your overall well-being. 


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About The Author

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Neerja Ahuja

Neerja is a Trained Consultant, Yoga Therapist and Course Facilitator since 2001, teaching Ayurveda and running her clinical practice. Principal Consultant, Director and Course Facilitator at Ayurveda Awareness Centre (AAC) www.ayurveda-awareness.com.au , Adv. Dip. in Ayu., Dip in Human Values , M.A. (Mathematical Statistics), Grad. Dip. (Computing)

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