Integrative Restoration – iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest® Yoga Nidra is a modernized form of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra. It has evolved to be an evidence based, mind-body approach to health, healing and well-being. Most often practiced lying down or sitting comfortably, this practice is accessible to all regardless of ability or state of health.
The benefits of iRest include reduced Post Traumatic Stress, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, depression and chemical dependency. Subjective reports include reduced negative emotions and thought patterns as well as an increased ability to relax, think clearly and meet the demands of everyday living. The benefits of iRest are cumulative and accrue from the first session.
iRest is suitable for a wide range of individuals and populations. While having clinically demonstrable effects, it is not psychotherapy.
“iRest is a profound tool which can enhance any therapy. My hope is that anyone struggling with his or her own life challenges, or searching for deeper meaning in life, will have the same opportunity to experience this
life-giving practice as I have.”
- Michael, Cancer Survivor
Research is showing that mindfulness-based practices, such as iRest, are analogous to neural training regimens. These practices are especially effective as they appear to target brain plasticity in the areas of sensory, motor and limbic and prefrontal cortical functioning. These neural pathways are critical to fostering emotional self-regulation, ethical decision-making, resiliency, enhancement of cognitive and emotional skills, and development of empathy and well-being.
iRest Yoga Nidra is the result of over thirty years of observation, research and hands-on development by Dr. Richard Miller. For more information visit the Integrative Restoration Institute.
“iRest has added a tremendous amount of calm to my life.
I use it to manage the daily pain caused by migraines
and to find peace in the midst of stress and anxiety.”
-Nicole, Working Parent