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Yoga Nidra

3 Ways You Can Sneak In Some Zs At Work

Lauren Coles | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Lucky for you I've compiled this list of easy ways to sneak some z's at work, or at least feel like you have!

Den Opening Gala: Review

Ira Israel | Posted 03.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

Don't just do something. Sit there! ~ Sylvia Boorstein I saw a guy today at Starbucks. He had no smartphone, tablet or laptop. He just sat there d...

Star Wars, Women and Sleep: The Common Thread

Karen Brody | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

When my kids were young I didn't sleep well for years. Sometimes I'd go a night or two without ever going into deep sleep. I used to joke with my ...

How To Live An Empowered Life

Ira Israel | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Photo by Lesa Amoore Tracee Stanley has developed an innovative practice to help people gain clarity, inspiration, and positive momentum in their liv...

Restore Your Power Through Restorative Sleep

Dajon Smiles | Posted 09.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dajon Smiles

Sleep is the key to shift from being a human DOing to living life as a human BEing! As Arianna Huffington states in her book Thrive, "It's not 'What do I want to do?', it's 'What kind of life do I want to have?'"

Meditation Made Easier: Try Guided Yoga Nidra

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal If you've struggled with meditation but buy into its benefits, it's time to try yoga nidra. Healing for everything from PTSD to the e...

Women: Time to Tell a New Story on Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...

Don't Meditate to Cure Exhaustion: Why Women Are Really So Tired

Karen Brody | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

He's in 10th grade now, and my mind thinks: What about life after high school? That's why yoga nidra meditation Is as essential as my toothbrush. It helps clean up emotional debris. And with yoga nidra all I have to do is lie down, do nothing, and surrender.

Chuck Self-Care: What Women Really Need Is Cave Time

Karen Brody | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Karen Brody

Ever notice how the moment you say, "Everything's great!" This seems to trigger a green light for the "Life Is About to Get Really Bad" sign goes up on your door?

The Well-Rested Woman: 7 Field Notes for Inner Peace

Karen Brody | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Karen Brody

Most women today are deeply, profoundly exhausted. They don't feel they have permission to rest and just be. I've been taking field notes for years on the art of the well-rested woman. Here are my notes.

Eggnog for Exhausted Moms: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Today I use yoga nidra meditation to manage my current stage of life: technology overload, parental overwhelm, and fatigue from all the doing.

Moms: Tired and Happy?

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Brody

I'm glad the study didn't use the "happy" word. I'm concerned about making "happy" a destination; something else for mothers to achieve or a standard by which to compare ourselves.

Nap Time: Make It Mandatory?

Karen Brody | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

If you ask me, the whole world needs a nap. Maybe this will bring us back into rhythm in our body and mind.

3 Yoga Nidra Health Benefits

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The ancient practice of yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a meditative practice that results in conscious deep sleep. Current research suggests that yoga nidra can help relieve menstrual problems and symptoms of diabetes and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Why You Should Just Breathe

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Yoga Nidra calms me down. Having suffered from anxiety most of my life, I am constantly looking for ways to reduce anxiety that don't involve popping a pill.

Relaxation and the Four Intensities of Desire

Rod Stryker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

The yoga tradition teaches that desire has four levels of intensity. Each one is a progressively more compelling force that exerts an increasing influence on our destiny.

The Stress-Relieving Benefits of 'Corpse Pose'

Rod Stryker | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

Clearing your unconscious and enlisting it to work on your behalf in supporting your goals or intentions can be so helpful. It may be hard to fathom that becoming more effortless can help you achieve more of what you truly want, but it can.

Memo To Moms: It's Eat, Pray, Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

There is no formula for happiness, but what 43 years on this planet has taught me is that life is a circle. Good can turn to bad, and bad back to good -- sometimes instantaneously.