How iRest® Yoga Nidra helps build resilience after a concussion
This was written for the Concussion Resource Center (CRC), a caring and supportive place where people with Concussion and their families have free access to resources to help them navigate the road to recovery. The CRC sponsors weekly iRest Yoga Nidra classes via Zoom. Learn more here >>
Resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.
Whether you bumped your head or not, 2020 is a whopper of a challenge. At this time, practices and tools that amp-up our resilience are needed more than ever.
iRest Yoga Nidra is one of those tools and practices. And what makes this really good news is that it requires no experience. You can’ t do it wrong. It focuses on what’s right with you, not what’s wrong. And it is often done lying down (with pillows, blankets - even pets). Read on to learn more or experience a practice now.
What is iRest Yoga Nidra and how does it build resilience?
The sanskrit term Yoga Nidra essentially means union of sleep and consciousness. iRest, short for Integrative Restoration, is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient practice. It weaves together eastern philosophy with modern-day psychology and neuroscience to bring a sense of steadiness and ease to body and mind.
This secular, evidence-based, trauma-sensitive, guided meditation practice cultivates resilience in the following three ways:
Connection to Self. This is self with a big S as in your true Self. In today’s fast-paced, technology-infused world, it is easy to lose this connection as we look outside of ourselves for meaning, purpose and value in our lives. The deep meditative state of Yoga Nidra allows you the time and space to connect with your essential