Yoga nidra is a powerful form of yoga that has been practiced for thousands of years. The term means “yogic sleep” and its practice goes far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing. The practice involves setting a positive resolve (sankalpa) during a fertile brainwave state generated by the practice, which facilitates the desired changes.
As an antidote for stress that is based in the principles of yoga, yoga nidra is an attractive practice for those who are attracted to yoga philosophy. Author Julie Lusk describes how yoga nidra can change physical and emotional responses to stress and provide remarkable benefits quickly and effectively. In Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief, author Julie Lusk gives us an excellent introduction to this eastern approach to stress reduction.
From the back cover:
"If you feel stressed out, you’re not alone. Stress is a modern day epidemic that can take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. That’s why it’s so important to develop relaxation skills to restore your health, happiness, and inner strength. Yoga nidra—a powerful and unique state of deep relaxation, mental clarity, and insightful awareness—is the answer.
"In this book, mind-body health professional Julie Lusk presents a powerful yoga nidra program to stop stress in its tracks. Yoga nidra, based on classical yoga and backed by contemporary science, focuses specifically on alleviating both mental and physical manifestations of stress so you can find your calm spot and live a more balanced, confident, and meaningful life. Packed with empowering relaxation techniques, meditations to soothe, and visualizations that renew, the practical exercises in this book will help you unwind, replenish, and feel revitalized with enduring peace and joy.”
Praise for Yoga Nidra:
“Yoga nidra is a much-needed antidote to our fast-paced living…. With step-by-step instructions well-grounded in yoga philosophy, this book outlines a practice that could change your life. Julie Lusk has written a real gem.” –Anodea Judith, PhD., author of Eastern Body, Western Mind and Wheels of Life.
About the author:
Julie Lusk, M.Ed., E-RYT, specializes in balancing strengthening the body-mind-spirit connection to yoga, meditation, therapeutic relaxation, and guided imagery. She is the author of Yoga Meditations, and has consulted with numerous organizations including
Proctor & Gamble, Fidelity Investments, University of Cincinnati, and General Electric. Her relaxation, imagery and affirmation CD’s are being used on an ongoing basis at Good Samaritan Hospital, American Heart Association, Hospice of Cincinnati, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, American and Jamaican Cancer Societies, VA Tech and other organizations nationwide.
Paperback, 207 pp.