During the practice of Yoga Nidra, the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. For this reason, Yoga Nidra is often referred to as psychic sleep or deep relaxation with inner awareness. It is during this threshold state between sleep and wakefulness that contact with the subconscious and unconscious dimensions occurs spontaneously. At this stage you are guided to form a sankalpa (intention/resolve) from your heart centre which can help create direction in your life.
Yoga Nidra can bring about a profound sense of calm, inner stillness and clarity; it is one of the deepest meditation states, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight.