Yoga nidra is one of the deepest forms of effortless yogic relaxation, inducing a meditative state somewhere between wakefulness and sleep. Students are guided into a restful posture and lead through layers of awareness toward greater insight and clarity. Studies have shown that yoga nidra may be a helpful complimentary approach for conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic pain. It can calm the nervous system, help decrease emotional reactivity, and improve self-regulation.
Contact the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness if you’d like to schedule a Yoga Nidra class for your group or organization.
- Video: Listen to Dr. Richard Miller discuss yoga nidra and the integration of yoga and psychology
- Book: Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing by Richard Miller, PhD
- Guided practice: iRest 20-minute yoga nidra practice with Richard Miller, PhD