This Yoga Nidra CD, is
perfect for reducing anxiety, stress and tension and
helps creating emotional and mental wellbeing, Yoga
Nidra is known to be excellent for hyper tension
relief and all other stress-related problems. For
this reason many authorities in the field praise
for its effectiveness, also,
because by using no affirmation, it has helped many insomnia sufferers to
go to sleep and because the practitioner can use his
own affirmation, it is also extremely helpful for
weight loss. Yoga Nidra helps
to harmonize two hemispheres of the brain and the
two aspects of the nervous system, sympathetic and
the persons, who bought this CD, said something similar, all
are satisfied with this CD
Dave "Grimsby Blues Club" From the Cobblers shop in Brereton Avenue Cleethorpes " It really works :-) "
Shelagh Thomas ex staff nurse Grimsby Princess Diana Hospital
" I encourage everyone to acquire the Yoga Nidra CD by Peter Michaels, I
noticed much positive impact in how I feel about myself after listening
Mr. Anil Varia Teacher in Leicester
"10 minutes into the CD, I am melting, my mind becomes peaceful and I gain
a new positive perspective on life. This is very subtle and refreshing.
Keep up the good work,
so many people need this. I feel a very satisfying
calmness inside and no disturbances or distractions,
I did not know that this is possible, thank you"
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I am pregnant and my sister keeps making me upset which is bad for the baby
so this helps me relax, thank u again .... lol the baby just relaxed in my
belly while listening to this......
"Even though this is not in my mother tongue 'Hindi', I appreciate the vivid scenes
to give a very spread out visualization and hence relaxation.
This is great. thanks!!" Bhaktivedanta Tridandi Swami,
International Society For Pure Bhakti Yoga
"This Yoga Nidra recording, is the best I have listened to
and I know my subject well.
The combination of relaxation, chakra meditation and
positive imagery, works really
well, a fantastic idea. I tell all my students about it,
Mrs. Bianca Jagger Sheffield
100 plus points for Yoga Nidra :-)" And many more
Yoga Nidra Is Also Supportive For War Veterans And PTSD
The Healing Effect of Yoga on PTSD
Many people in the East and the West are attracted to Yoga Practices, for they think they can find solution to every problem therein; be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual! Much importance is attached to relaxation techniques that one thinks might help a person in easing the tension caused due to chronic stressful life style. Yoga Nidra is one such wonderful
technique, for total physical or mental relaxation.
Ordinary sleep is not relaxation, for tensions cannot always be resolved completely in ordinary sleep. Yoga Nidra is qualitatively different relaxation. It is a 'sleep' where all the burdens are thrown off to attain more blissful state of awareness,
relaxation much more intense than ordinary sleep.
Neuro-physiologic Basis There is no question about the close relation between the body and the brain. Various centres in the brain control, modify, and affect our bodily functions. In fact, there is a centre in the brain for every act, whether wilful or reflex, physical or mental. Experimental data have identified many such specific centres. Stimulation of these centres leads to appropriate actions, be they motor or sensory, secretary or emotive, affective or cognitive. Thus we have a holographic
representation of the body on the brain.
To put the thing more concretely, it is proved that the left half of the body is represented in right half of the brain and vice-a-versa. As far as the muscular actions are concerned, the representation is in an 'upside down manner' in motor area of pre-central gurus. Thus, at the top of this part of brain the lowest portion of our body -foot- is represented. Then comes ankle, leg (calf), knee, thigh, hip, trunk, shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, palm, fingers, thumb, then neck, jaw, face, eyes, ears, tongue, taste, swallowing, etc. The same thing is applicable for sensations. Stimulation of brain centres of sensory cortex evokes
sensations on the opposite half of the body.
STRESS AND ANXIETY
This Yoga Nidra CD, is perfect for reducing
anxiety, stress and tension and helps creating
emotional and mental wellbeing, Yoga Nidra is
known to be excellent for hyper tension relief
and all other stress-related problems. For this
reason many authorities in the field praise Yoga
Nidra for its effectiveness, also, because it
has helped many insomnia sufferers to go to
Because you choose your own affirmation, the CD
is fantastic for weight loss and supports all
existing weight loss programs and diets.
Because you choose your own affirmation, the CD
is fantastic for stopping smoking, because not
only do you choose your own affirmation relating
to stopping smoking, the CD will also give you a
deeper and much longer lasting relaxation
experience then a cigarette could ever provide.
Most practitioners feel comfortable and relaxed
throughout the day and that makes giving up
smoking very easy.
Yoga Nidra is also extremely helpful for panic
attacks and phobia relief and therefore Yoga
Nidra may also help with related depression.
Yoga Nidra hopes is supportive in restoring
mental, emotional, and physical health, by way
of relaxation the Yogic way, making the mind,
the mental system and the body calm and relaxed.
Such a practice helps harmonize two hemispheres
of the brain and the two aspects of the nervous
system, sympathetic and parasympathetic.
Everyone knows that relaxation and especially
deep relaxation, aids physical health and even
supports the immune system. Yoga Nidra hopes is
very supportive in restoring mental, emotional,
and physical health, by way of relaxation the
Yogic way, synchronising the physical systemsand the mental system with each other and in
this way harmonising all systems.
However even so most people experience these benefits, they can not be guaranteed to work with everyone and to make such a claim would
The U.S. Department of Defense
has not yet fully embraced yoga, but the Walter Reed Army
Medical Centre in Washington, D.C. is seeing impressive
results from it. A recent feasibility study conducted there
indicated that a particular approach of yoga had a positive
effect on military personnel suffering from post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD). The study, funded by the Samueli
Foundation, a private grant-making institution dedicated to
facilitating positive change and enabling individuals to
achieve their potential, used a protocol of Yoga Nidra
meditation to examine its healing effect on US active-duty
soldiers who were experiencing PTSD from their experiences
in the Afghanistan and Iraq war zones. Yoga Nidra uses deep
relaxation, deep breathing and meditation to systematically
reduce physical, emotional, mental and even subconscious
A total of seven men and women were chosen to participate in
the nine-week study that included 18 classes and a daily
home practice using compact disks provided by the
instructor. Changes in health status such as anxiety,
depression, insomnia, pain and locus of control were
assessed over the course of the study using pre-, post- and
follow-up data. The lead consultant for the study was
Richard Miller, who developed the protocol of Yoga Nidra
used in the study. Richard is a recognized scholar of
Eastern spirituality who has 30+ years of practice
synthesizing yoga with Western psychology. He holds a PhD in
clinical psychology and was a co-founder of the
International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and the
Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.
An additional goal of this study was to gather preliminary
data on the anticipated effect, size and feasibility of
conducting a larger clinical study on the adjunctive use of
yoga for the treatment of PTSD symptoms in enlisted military
personnel. Due to the excellent trends realized through the
feasibility study, the Samueli Foundation has now set aside
funding for a 200-subject, multi-site, in-depth research
study using Yoga Nidra with active-duty soldiers
Following are comments from some of the participants about
their experience with Yoga Nidra
during the feasibility study:
" I feel more accepting of situations in my life that I
"When I come to the practice my thoughts become quiet .It s
empowering knowing I can change"
the way I feel and my mood.
"The classes are calming, and I always have a really good
day after the sessions. "
" I didn't want it to end."
" I now have an inner place that I can go to that calms me
down and brings me peace."
"Its easier to get to sleep now...and I sleep longer."
"I m experiencing life...not just living it."
After seeing the results from the feasibility study, the
Deployment Health Clinical Centre (DHCC) at Walter Reed
integrated Richards Yoga Nidra protocol into its regular
treatment program for soldiers rotating through the health
clinic. Soldiers receive nine sessions of Yoga Nidra over a
three-week period as part of their total program of various
healing modalities. Following are some of their stories:
Becky, a 42-year-old woman with chronic pain and multiple
diagnoses, including sleep apnea and disordered sleep,
reported that after approximately six Yoga Nidra classes she
was sleeping better at night and felt more rested during the
day. At the graduation party from the program, her husband
said he noticed a significant improvement in the quality of
her sleep, that she was much more still and quiet during
sleep, with far fewer waking periods, and that she seemed
much more rested in the morning.
After three Yoga Nidra classes, Tom still complained that he
had been in terrible pain for so long that he could not
remember how it felt not to be in pain. After the third
class, he reported that his legs, arms and back felt numb.
He seemed concerned and asked if this was normal. He was
asked if his experience of numbness felt unpleasant. He
replied, No, it feels fantastic! I am not in pain! The next
day he reported that he had so much energy and felt so good,
he could have run around the building ten times. He also
said he stayed pain free until 3 a.m. (about 11 hours after
the Yoga Nidra class). He was ecstatic.
Phillip, a 52-year-old man, suffered from a panic attack on
the third day of the DHCC program when he went to get an MRI
at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He reported that the
machine was unlike civilian MRI machines and instead was
very small inside just big enough to slide his body into
with about two inches to spare. It terrified him, and he
left before completing the procedure because he was too
anxious. He went to his Yoga Nidra class literally shaking,
but did the practice and appeared to quiet down. When he
left, it was suggested that he use his Inner Resource (a
imaginary place of safety and peace) if memories of the
experience began to upset him. The next day at Yoga Nidra he
came in beaming like a proud child. He reported, Your yoga
really works! He said that at 8 p.m. the night before, he
decided he could do the MRI. He walked the 30 minutes back
to Walter Reed from his hotel, told the technician on duty
what had happened earlier that day and said he was ready to
try again. He said he got into the machine and started
breathing deeply into his belly. He lay in savasana
(relaxation pose), kept breathing and felt fine. He said he
left the MRI feeling victorious.