There are so many effective healing modalities out there. So why am I always talking about Yoga Nidra? Yes, practicing the technique of progressive relaxation used in Yoga Nidra reduces stress. Yes, there are wonderful health benefits with regular practice that come from a relaxed nervous system and stronger immunity. But Yoga Nidra is not the technique and not the side benefits. Yoga Nidra is a PROFOUND state of consciousness which happens to have lots of side benefits.