Yoga Nidra is often translated as Yogic Sleep.
It is, indeed, a state of Deep Sleep but a conscious one.
In Meditation, one remains in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focuses the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and into Deep Sleep, yet paradoxically, remain awake.
While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma.
Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations,
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