Deep Rest (Yoga Nidra) is a guided lying-down meditation that induces deep relaxation and healing states of awareness. Research highlights how Deep Rest practice releases cumulative stress from the brain and the body, reduces inflammation and down-regulates stress-hormone arousal, improves brain chemistry and hormonal regulation, increases self-compassion and mental clarity, and harnesses the body and brain’s natural ability to heal and recover with focused, structured rest.

Practiced regularly, Deep Rest can restore balance to the nervous system, alleviate persistent cycles of anxiety, improve sleep, reduce symptoms of chronic pain and chronic illness, improve concentration and meditational skills, and establish a sense of inner balance and personal care.

Each Deep Rest session includes a sound bath: a music therapy experience that uses vibration and sound waves to foster deep meditative states that bring a sense of ease and renewal to the body, heart, and mind. Music has been used for its therapeutic effects for thousands of years, and more recently studies have demonstrated that sound therapy can reduce blood pressure and inflammation in the body, boost mood and energy levels, reduce state anxiety and stress, bring the nervous system into better balance, reduce symptoms of fatigue and depression, and reduce perceived physical pain in the body. Sounds used include koshi chimes, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan 7-metal bowls, and singing or vocalization.

These sessions are particularly helpful for those working through major life transitions, grief, trauma, overwhelm, acute illness or injury recovery, and any major life challenges and changes.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

anne lamott