A practice of meditation is a goal that many people struggle to achieve. It can be frustrating and difficult to quiet the constant chatter of our minds and our everyday stresses. I have found one of the best ways for my students to relax the mind and restore the body is with a guided mediation called Yoga Nidra. In this guided meditation, students can add their own intentions to create a personalized and restorative experience.
Yoga Nidra translates to 'Yogic Sleep' but it is not the same as going to sleep. It is a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. In this state, participants can drop into Delta brainwaves and demonstrate all the symptoms of deep, non-REM sleep while still remaining fully conscious. Yogis say that 45 minutes of Nidra is as restorative as three hours of sleep because the body is so deeply relaxed and is not dreaming. All you have to do is lie back, listen, and relax. It is really that simple!
iRest® stands for Integrative Restoration. These Yoga Nidras have been developed by Dr. Richard Miller and the Integrative Restoration Institute. Research indicates that that iRest® effectively alleviates, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, chemical dependency, and PTSD.
"I was introduced to iRest yoga by Renee. It has been a great personal experience for me. Her passion for the practice is contagious and her realistic and spiritual approach to the practice led to my deep and continued interest in iRest. I have been interested in and have practiced other forms of meditation and yoga, and I have found iRest to be transformative. I highly recommend Renee."
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"I reached out to Renee about her private yoga nidra sessions after taking a few of her yoga classes. I'm a PT and was preparing for a dry needling course and this requires you to be model for other participants to practice on. And I DO NOT like needles. ... Renee helped me set a specific intention (tailoring it to me so I felt confident and believed in what I was saying) and integrated specific phrases in regards to needles to help desensitize my mind to the idea of needles... I feel she went above and beyond in making this experience individualized and pertinent to my needs. She was very encouraging through the whole process and even texted to wish me good luck the weekend of the course. The course did go well... I would highly recommend setting up a private session with Renee (whether it's for yoga or a nidra), particularly if you have something specific you want to work through, as she can help provide a more intentional and positive outlook on whatever you may be working on :)" And I mean every word! Truly and honestly, thank you. You are great at what you do :) ~A. Wilsey, Physical Therapist, Nidra Private Session
"Renee, came to my home and allowed me to seek peace and comfort to which I hadn't had in a while dealing with chronic pain I'm going through radiation therapy. She made it very comfortable even with my pets around and respected my home. I recommend Renee to anyone reduce stress, anxiety, and bring peace." G. Brown, Yoga Nidra Meditation Private Session
This information is from the book, Yoga Nidra the Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini Desai, PHD
*Please see below for even more information on the benefits of meditation*
All of the mindfulness and meditation sources were sited on - SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF MEDITATION – 76 THINGS YOU MIGHT BE MISSING OUT ON LiveandDare.com
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