We feel that yoga nidra is a method that should be adopted more widely in hospitals. It can be used to calm patients and aid recovery from various types of diseases by encouraging activation of the self-curative functions of the body. It can be used, for example; to treat the following ailments: asthma, diabetes, headache, migraine, stuttering, neuro-physical disturbances such as neurasthenia, peptic and duodenal ulcers, hypertension, rheumatism, cancer, hormonal imbalance and related ailments, sexual problems of all types.
There is almost no limit. Yoga nidra can help in almost all types of diseases. It can also be used in the following cases:
- Pregnancy: to relax the body and mind and thereby make childbirth easier and smoother.
- Pain: yoga nidra is a useful tool in reducing sensitivity to pain during accidents or during diseases such as cancer.
- Surgery: yoga nidra can be used as a method of inducing local anaesthesia in certain surgical operations. This method has already been successfully used for dental treatment, minor incisions and even abdominal surgery in such places as Bulgaria.
Fatigue and tension are the cause of various types of disease. Physical, emotional and mental relaxation is the secret of auto or self-healing. Yoga nidra practice therefore facilitates the self-healing of a vast number of ailments.