iRest Yoga Nidra


iRest Yoga Nidra 

As a deeply restorative and highly accessible guided meditation practice, iRest Yoga Nidra helps to foster profound physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It has been shown to decrease stress, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and increase one’s overall sense of health and well-being.

There are few things in life where the less you do, the more is gained. This is the case with the practice of iRest/Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra translated, means “sleep with a slight trace of awareness.” While resting in a place similar to those moments we all experience right before falling asleep or just as we wake up, our minds become more receptive, able to release and transform deep seated tensions that tend to remain out of reach during waking hours, or even during sleep.

The name iRest, short for Integrative Restoration, is a modern adaptation of Yoga Nidra. The term, created by Dr. Richard Miller, PhD., was designed to make this meditative practice more accessible to the military, including soldiers returning from war suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Miller has refined and expanded these ancient non-dual teachings, as ongoing evidence based research continues to point to its efficacy in the areas of health, healing and well-being.  iRest has been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of diverse populations, which includes women who are pregnant or challenged by issues of fertility.

Over the years Sara has continued to incorporate the practice of Yoga Nidra and iRest into many of her classes and workshops with pregnant women, couples and those struggling to conceive. Many students have commented how quickly and how deeply the benefits of this practice can be felt.

Please take a moment to read further on the fertility page if you would like to hear more about how the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra has been beneficial for helping women and couples to conceive.

For more information or to schedule a free phone consultation to see how this practice could benefit you at any time during the childbearing years, please contact Sara at Sara@calmbirthings.com or by phone at 301-681-3459.

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