iRest Yoga Nidra®
Integrative Restoration / iRest Yoga Nidra® is an evidence-based mind/body approach to health, healing, and well-being.
It has been developed over the past 26 years by Richard Miller PhD., a clinical psychologist, researcher and yogic scholar and has been shown to effectively support the healing process across a broad range of populations. It is being utilized in many different clinical and social support organizations and in 2010 was endorsed by the Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine.
Derived from an ancient Tantric practice called Yoga Nidra, iRest is usually done lying down or seated in a comfortable, supportive position. You are then guided through a variety of internal focal points, personal inquiries, and explorations of your direct experience. Inquiry implies questions that you ask yourself in order to discern and develop what is true and beneficial for you.
A typical session might include:
While the entire iRest meditation protocol can be experienced in one session, the intention of the multi week series is to progressively highlight the early, middle, and later steps week by week. Each session will involve introductory teaching, experiential practice, and discussion of the meditation process.
Article posted 6 August 2018