Last week I told you about a time in my life when I was overworked, sleep-deprived, constantly anxious, and in pain (read last week's entry @ ShiraOzSinai.com/blog).
Probably the worst part about that time was not being able to sleep at night. See, nighttime sleep is meant to automatically recalibrate our system and recharge us for another day. But accumulated stress and tension had kept that deep and nourishing part of sleep well beyond my reach for a very long and stressful time.
As I've shared before, Yoga Nidra changed all of that for me. Within just a few practices, I was able to sleep better at night, feel more at easeduring the day, and release more and more stress from my mind, body, and heart. But honestly, it wasn't all from attending classes.
Live sessions and workshops were crucial for deepening my practice, but listening to Yoga Nidra recordings at home just about saved my life. This was, and continues to be, my number one go-to tool when I have a hard time falling asleep or when I find myself wide awake in the middle of the night.
Do you experience interrupted sleep? Are you feeling restless during the day and finding it a challenge to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up after a full night of sleep with little energy to get through the day? Try Unwinding, an iRest Yoga Nidra meditation for releasing excess tension from the body, heart, and mind.
This recording is for sale again online as a downloadable mp3 file. It's great for when the mind's incessant chatter won't stop, and you wish for the accompanying restlessness in the body to just give you a rest. Buy it now @ shiraozsinai.com/store/c1/Featured_Products and prepare yourself for a lifetime of ease!
Coping with restlessness and change is the guiding theme throughout April's offerings, as this is a signature mark of spring. I invite you to join me this month in (re)discovering ease and supporting the blossoming of your true nature.
May restlessness always point you back to the peacefulness of your true heart,
-- Shira Oz-Sinai
What is sleep like for you? Has iRest Yoga Nidra been helpful? What's your story?
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Shira Oz-Sinai is a spiritual teacher trained in iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation and Soul Lightening Acupressure®, two modalities that share the common principle of noticing what arises in awareness as the foundation to living life with ease and in deep and loving friendship with yourself. These are her musings.