Yoga Nidra (also known as yogic sleep) is a powerful technique where you are guided into a relaxed state between the conscious and unconscious minds. However, your mind is actually awake, so it’s often discussed as the state between being asleep and awake. Yoga Nidra is generally practiced lying down so you can let go completely. Props, pillows and blankets are commonly used, as well as anything that will help you get into a totally comfortable, restful position that is deeply restorative. The benefits of Yoga Nidra include helping to ease insomnia, anxiety, stress and chronic pain s well as improving awareness, focus and ways of thinking.