You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour – Old Zen adage
Meditation for Beginners
We keep hearing so much about meditation these days, yet very few of us actually understand what it is or how should we include it in our daily lives. Meditation is known to bring an inner peace and calmness, something that we are desperately seeking in the chaotic world that we live in these days. On a subtle level, meditation also works on our intuitive knowledge, a deep sense that guides us without any conscious reasoning.
There are many different styles of meditation. The path may be different for each, but they all lead to the same destination. It is for you to decide what style suits you the best. Meditation is a very individual practice and we need to decide the path to self-awareness and discovery.
In my Meditation for Beginners series, I will introduce you to meditation techniques that are simple, yet proven to be effective. These meditation techniques will help you change your thought patterns and find a new focus and positive approach towards life. In this post, I would like to introduce you to iRest Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation practice that research has proved to be effective in PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and chemical dependency.
iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra, is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system and develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life
- Integrative Restoration Institute
The deep relaxation that is induced by this meditation helps one in regaining and maintaining emotional stability, allowing you to lead life with more meaning and optimism. iRest Yoga Nidra provides the essential steps towards the healing process, bringing back the body and mind to their underlying sense of peace and calmness.
This short video will introduce you to the underlying concept of iRest Yoga Nidra. You can read more about this program from the Integrative Restoration Institute website.