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Yoga Nidra

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.