Yoga isn’t exercise. Because in yoga we work slowly and with awareness in postures and we coordinate breathing with movement. Yoga also involves breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation or meditation techniques. Exercise mainly benefits the body; yoga is about mind and body – physical and mental health.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic process of complete relaxation. We live in a time when stress seems to underlie our every action and even when we consciously relax there are tensions on all levels. Yoga Nidra takes you deeper, it releases tensions but also releases the causes of the tensions.