Yoga Nidra: Overview

A. Articles
1. Introduction to Yoga Nidra
2. What is Yoga Nidra?
3. The Art of Relaxation in Gitananda Yoga (PDF—better to be a word document? Or offer both?)-

B. Audio  GuidedRelaxGurudev

1. Guided Relaxation led by Sri Swami Satchidananda (AudioMP4)
Half-hour Yoga Nidra session.
Available on CD that also includes 30 minutes of affirmations from Sri Swami Satchidananda:

2. Affirmations for Inner Peace by Sri Swami Satchidananda (Affirmations 1 & 2 MP4 Audio files)
When paired with Yoga Nidra, these affirmations help us to experience the peace within by reminding us of who we really are.
Available on CD with 30 minutes of affirmations & 30 minute Yoga Nidra session led by Sri Swami Satchidananda:

C. Video
1. Integral Yoga Deep Relaxation (15 minutes)
Excerpted from the DVD: Yoga with a Master, Integral Yoga Hatha, led by Sri Swami Satchidananda
To get the DVD:

2. 5-minute Savasana
Shiva Rea in a guided relaxation with affirmations done in Savasana or the corpse pose.–Deep-Relaxation-78790917

3. Yoga  Nidra: Yogic Conscious Deep Sleep by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
Watch a YouTube introductory video to his CD and the principles of Yoga Nidra as expounded in depth on his website:

C. Therapeutic Uses

1. Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra or iRest ® MillerCD

Richard Miller’s system of iRest is fast becoming a major healing tool having been used by Walter Reade Army Hospital Center in treating PTSD in veterans. Developing a modern adaptation of this ancient yogic practice, Dr. Miller is a trailblazer in the complementary medicine and Yoga therapy field. .

iRest is a profoundly transformative practice that leads to lasting psychological change, as well as physical and emotional healing. It teaches how to live a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety and fear and suffering by revealing our inherent ground of health and wholeness.

Dr. Miller’s website is filled with information about the iRest program, his Yoga Nidra training programs, his book & CD set: Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga as well as other resources pertaining to his work.

D. Resources Satyananda

1. Books
a. Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati   
This classic book on the subject was written by this disciple of Sri Swami Sivananda and brother monk of Sri Swami Satchidananda. The text explains the theory of Yoga Nidra in both yogic and scientific terms and includes class transcriptions of the practice. It also presents the various applications of this versatile technique which has been used for deep relaxation in stress management and therapy, to enhance the learning process in education, to harmonize the deeper unconscious and awaken inner potential and as a meditative technique. A research section is also included.

2. CDs
a. Yoga Nidra Meditation CD: Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

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