Yoga and Somatics from the Inside Out
“Peace is this moment without judgement, this moment in the heart-space where everything that is, is welcome just as it is”
– Dorothy Hunt
This quality of welcoming everything just as it is, is at the heart of the transformative practice of iRest Yoga Nidra. Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, iRest is a simple, yet profound process that can induce a deep sense of peace and well-being within you.
Life can often feel stressful and fast-paced; sometimes, what you most crave is to just rest, calm your busy mind and get a good night’s sleep. Frustratingly, this can often feel like the most elusive thing especially when you’re really in need of it.
Taking into account our level of tension and tiredness, one of the things I absolutely love about iRest is you get to practise it lying down in a comfortable position (although you’re welcome to sit too).
There is no striving or anything forced about it, but rather, you are gently guided through a process that invites you into the ‘felt’ sensation of the body. As you rotate attention throughout your body, a state of deep relaxation is naturally induced, allowing healing to take place and for your deepest, true nature to spontaneously emerge.
iRest is a research based, mind-body approach developed by Dr Richard Miller, please visit www.irest.us for more information. I am an iRest Level 1 Teacher-In-Training.
What are the benefits of iRest?
iRest provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress and increase resiliency whilst nourishing qualities such as joy, peacefulness and compassion towards yourself and others. People who practise iRest report:
- Reduced insomnia and levels of stress
- Reduced chronic and acute pain
- Reduced depression, fear and anxiety
- Greater ability to relax and enjoy life
- Improved interpersonal relations
- Increased inner peace and well-being