Yoga Nidra: Sacred Sleep 4+

Guided practice

Kanya Kanchana

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 264 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



“Welcome to this safe, simple, and effective app. Just click and play. No experience necessary. Free + in-app purchases. Always ad-free with email support. Happy nidra!”

In less than 30min, you can reduce stress and anxiety, relax deeply, and start healing yourself. You can find restful, refreshing sleep and creative, productive days again. You can start benefiting from Yoga Nidra, an authentic yogic technique rooted in tradition and proven by science. No experience necessary. Welcome!

This app does not collect, store, share, or sell your data or compromise your privacy. You will never be subjected to any ads either, not even in the free mode! Your support is what keeps it running. 

But before you buy the single in-app purchase that unlocks tracks 2 and 3, please:
- Read the full description to see if it fits your needs.
- Test the app, the settings, and the free track thoroughly for your device/OS combination. Ensure that the device is running the latest OS version.
- Ensure that the device has no unresolved memory issues or large, memory-hogging apps running in the background.

The Sanskrit word 'yoga' means union or perfect awareness, and 'nidra' means sleep. Under guided instructions, you enter a state of deep relaxation with awareness, creating a unique and powerful state of consciousness that has beneficial applications for daily life. You are in charge of your experience at all times.

- Relaxes the body deeply 
- Restores regular breathing
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Reduces mild depression
- Balances emotions
- Reduces pain, dependency on drugs, and addictions
- Provides relief from insomnia and improves quality of sleep
- Improves clarity of thought and memory
- Improves focus, learning capacity, and acquisition of new skills
- Improves overall health and healing
...and others

You will get better results with regular and consistent practice. It is not, however, intended to replace qualified medical advice and/or treatment.

* Track 01: Gentle Relaxation (10:50) FREE!
This is a quick, safe, simple, effective practice for gentle relaxation and anytime reset. Preparation > Bodyscan > Externalisation. Safe for beginners, kids, and those with special needs. If you are a beginner; if you are experienced but short on time; if you are stressed; if you want to slip into relaxation effortlessly; if you want to get back into practice; if you want to build up to longer and deeper nidras, this is for you. You can even do this one sitting up!

* Track 02: Deep Relaxation (24:35) (In-app purchase)
This is a longer practice that takes you safely and systematically through eight stages to a state of deep relaxation. Friendly to beginners, kids, and those with special needs. If you want a thorough reset; if you want the full experience regularly; if you want to develop habitual relaxation; if you want to build up to longer and deeper nidras with full awareness, this is for you. If you want to build a practice, start with track 1 and then slowly add track 2, even at different times on the same day.

* Track 03: Deep Healing and Energising (31:28) (In-app purchase)
The longest practice, this takes you safely and systematically through eight traditional stages to a state of deep healing and energising. It visualises the seed syllables of the Sanskrit alphabet at the cakras, the psychic-energetic centres of the body — an authentic tantric practice called mātṛkā nyāsa, the original practice from which the rotation of consciousness in contemporary nidra is derived. You may use it regularly — after some practice with tracks 1 and 2 — to create deep healing and energising effects, to explore the layers of the mind, and for your own spiritual work.

- Use at your discretion if you face severe clinical depression or other challenging mental health conditions. However, it may help relieve mild conditions.
- Do not use while driving or operating machinery. You may fall asleep.

For more information about yoga nidra or the app, technical issues, or bug reports, please write to me at I’m happy to help.

What’s New

Version 1.5

- Functional improvements: For smooth, optimised app performance
- App description: More detailed and useful app description
- Instructions: Updated and expanded Guide to support your practice
- Compatibility: Fully compatible with all iPhones and iPads
- Compliance: Fully compliant with the latest App Store guidelines

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

ChitownIDgirl ,

Just getting started…already seeing benefits

Thank you thank you thank you for this app! I started last week and day 1, I woke up with a “sleep headache “ as I didn’t sleep well the night before.

I did the gentle track and not only was the headache gone, I felt refreshed! Love the the tensing of all muscles and progressive awareness of body parts. Beyond grateful! Thanks again.

Developer Response ,

Hi ChitownIDgirl, you’re most welcome. Thank you for letting me know. I’m very pleased you’ve hit the ground running with the app :-) You can do track 1 anytime, anywhere, even sitting up. Once you feel comfortable with the rhythm of the practice, you may explore the longer tracks, if you so wish. They follow a more detailed multi-stage sequence that helps the practitioner go deeper. Please write if you have any questions. Happy nidra 🙏🏽 ❧ Best, Kanya ❧ ❧ For more resources, you are welcome to check out

homeowner 9 ,

Great practice

Started with short free version for several months and upgraded to the longer practices .I use in later afternoon as recharge for last 6-8 hours and has been great .For me ,it has helped with late day energy ,as well as incredible consistent sleep

Developer Response ,

Hi homeowner 9, greetings. You have taken a sensible and effective approach in starting with the short track, turning it into a beneficial habit, and then exploring the longer and more detailed practices. I’m happy to hear that the practice and the app are working for you. Thank you very much for letting me know. You could even try combinations of tracks, for ex, track 1 (which you can even do sitting up) in the morning for quick relaxation and track 2 or 3 in the afternoon or evening for deeper restoration. Please do write to me if you have any questions anytime. Happy nidra 🙏🏽 ❧ Best, Kanya ❧ ❧ For more resources, you are welcome to check out

ELA G. ,

No clear indication that Only 10 minutes is free

İ was very excited to find this app. However, quickly disappointed that there wasnt any clear indication that you get abt 10 min free and the other 2 are for purchase.
İ thought İ looked through it, read the description, a few reviews and sounded good and downloaded it.
When i went back to see where this was indicated, i had to search for it. İts not in the description. Just above the screen pics of the diff themes and still doesnt catch your eye. İ find this deceptive. İ will erase the app!

Developer Response ,

Hi Ela G, greetings. Sorry to hear that the app did not meet your expectations. Well, the information is right there where it should be. Hope you understand that lots of learning, practice, and experience go into creating something like this :-) In any case, please feel free to uninstall. And write to me if you have any questions. All the best! 🙏🏽 ❧ Best, Kanya ❧ ❧

App Privacy

The developer, Kanya Kanchana, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

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