iRest is the basis from which I teach mindfulness and yoga
iRest (Integrative Restoration) is a meditation protocol that encompasses ancient yogic traditions and also Western psychology and neuroscience. It is based on a 38-step map of meditation and is taught in a very accessible, distilled 10-step protocol that is very easy to incorporate into your specific life circumstances.
I have studied iRest with Richard Miller PhD since 2014.
Miller, a yogic scholar and a psychologist in the US, founded iRest after decades of seeking and searching. iRest has been used extensively with many populations experiencing distress in many forms. Many research studies have been completed with positive results. The most well known of these are the studies with US Military personnel experiencing PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The efficacy is such that iRest has been approved as a complimentary medicine for the treatment of PTSD in the US Military.
For many people, the best way to get started with a meditation/mindfulness practice is through guided meditation. It is also the best way to commence if you have experienced trauma. Here’s a short example of an iRest practice:
With iRest you can fall asleep, be in any position, all you need to do is listen. And, even if you’re asleep you will still receive the benefits at the subconscious level.
Once you’ve established a practice, and over time you become comfortable with silent meditation, you can use the tools of iRest to encounter whatever might be arising in your consciousness.
For more information about iRest, including further samples and research results: