The present study examines the effects of yoga nidra on the physical and psychological health of middle-aged individuals. Yoga nidra is a powerful relaxation and meditation technique derived from traditional yoga. A group of 100 male participants aged 35-45 years from Varanasi City were recruited for this study. They were examined with physical and psychological health measures, and they were then introduced to a training program for practicing yoga nidra. The training program was scheduled for 12 weeks, 5 days a week. The training program was introduced to the participants over approximately 60 minutes in the morning for three months. The process of yoga nidra was taught by a yoga expert. The participants were divided into two groups: experimental and control. Both groups were given pre- and post-tests. Results indicated positive effects of yoga nidra on the physical and psychological health of middle-aged participants as a result of this three-month-long training program.
Tripathi, R. C. (2018). Effects of yoga nidra on physical and psychological health. In M. Karasawa, M. Yuki, K. Ishii, Y. Uchida, K. Sato, & W. Friedlmeier (Eds.), Venture into cross-cultural psychology: Proceedings from the 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/iaccp_papers/145/
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