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What is Yoga Nidra?

The practice of deep, conscious sleep.

BY Rolf Sovik ON July 6, 2013

In yoga classes today, systematic relaxations are often taught as yoga nidra—but relaxation is only one stage of the complete practice. Explore the seven-step practice of yoga nidra as taught to Rolf many years ago in Nepal by his teacher, Swami Rama.

Do you have 10 minutes? Practice a simple and effective yoga nidra technique when you need to refresh your energy.

ABOUT Rolf Sovik President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. Former Co-Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, NY he began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit in the Himalayan tradition in 1987. He is the author of Moving Inward, co-author of the award-winning Yoga: Mastering the Basics, and a contributor to Yoga International.

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