Yogic Sleep, aka, Yoga Nidra is a systematic relaxation technique that provides the opportunity to restore equanimity between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. When these two systems operate in a harmonized dance of balance, the body is provided with the framework to be able to maintain homeostatic balance. This allows for optimum healing and restoration to occur on a physiological level.
One way of defining homeostatic balance that might be helpful to remember is: “the body’s ability to remain in an internal balanced state regardless of any external circumstances.” Homeostatic balance allows the body to experience the opportunity for prevention and reversal of dis-ease. Yoga Nidra provides the body the most favorable environment in which to effectively discharge and release excess tension and thus provide the foundation to experience peace, vitality, and homeostatic balance.