Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between being asleep and sleeping, this lovely restful state: the "going-to-sleep" stage, which is typically induced by the process of a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps relieve stress.
The more you let go, the more you are supported.” - Rod Stryker.
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation, Cheryl is trained in the Bihar method, I-Rest and the Himalayan method. Nidra is a method of Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) that allows you to scan the body and tap into a state of relaxed consciousness as the mind settles in a place between being awake and asleep.
During Yoga Nidra, the blood pressure is normalised, the immune system is strengthened and the brain slows down and cooperates. All organs and senses of the body are rested in a way that sleep seldom provides. Thus the senses are sharpened and you feel invigorated afterwards. The more familiar you become with Yoga Nidra, the easier it is to glide into the relaxed state. And as you come to know harmony, you are soon able to instantly recall it, in the middle of daily activities. What makes Yoga Nidra so special is that it touches all parts of your being through the different methods it contains." - Swami Janakananda