“This is my new favorite Yoga Nidra CD. As someone who has lived with insomnia for years, I count on a variety of relaxation in the evening. But, this CD goes above and beyond. From the lovely music, to Steve's compassionate and lyrical voice, to the wise content, I love "Sleep & Breathe Deeply from start to finish. After listening, I not only sleep longer, but there is a deeper quality to my sleep. The breathing practice is also lovely and it is a good way to connect deeply with the breath any time day or night. In all, this CD is a great gift.”
— Mary Davis, yoga teacher, Health Advantage Yoga Center - Herndon, VA
This pioneering recording was the first ever to specifically use the powerful techniques of yoga nidra to promote restful sleep. Sleep & Breathe Deeply contains two practices. The first is a deeply relaxing, twenty minute guided breath meditation to use anytime during the day. The extended second track harnesses the power of traditional Yoga Nidra meditation to help you find the profound level of relaxation necessary for quality sleep.
The oldest form of meditation is almost certainly the act of observing the breath. There are now countless meditation practices and variations, but focused breath awareness endures as an invaluable tool for releasing tension and strengthening the union of mind and body. "Sitting With The Breath" is designed to first relax, and then open the body to a deeper, more natural breathing pattern. With even a few minutes of daily practice, you'll become skilled at recognizing and responding to your body's inner cues. This will empower you to change the way you react to stress. The proven benefits of regular meditation practice also include enhanced alertness; better sleep patterns, and improved overall health.
There has been extensive research on the effects of sleeplessness, but we don't need the scientists to tell us the importance of getting a good night's sleep. Yet, when it's time for bed, it can be a challenge to turn off the accumulated stress of the day. Even when we do manage to sleep, stress often prevents us from getting the quality of sleep we need. The ancient technique of Yoga Nidra has recently re-emerged as a powerful tool for addressing this modern day affliction. On this recording, a backdrop of soothing music and natural sounds combine with specially adapted yoga nidra techniques to guide you toward a deep and satisfying sleep. Play this track anytime you feel the need for a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra style practice, but don't forget to set the alarm.