Episode 44: Tapping into the Power of Deep Rest with Courtney Bishop

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In a society that expects you to always be on, doing, and productive, rest can be seen as a radical, revolutionary act. If you’re someone who often lets rest and relaxation fall to the back-burner of your to-do list, this episode has been made for you!

Yoga Nidra, also known as NSDR or non-sleep deep rest is a self-care practice which originated in India and has been developed for over thousands of years. It’s been gaining traction and coming closer to the spotlight in the West over the last couple years and it is my goal with this episode to continue bringing light to the gift that is Yoga Nidra.

In this episode, you’ll learn all about what Yoga Nidra is, when and how to practice it, and be given the opportunity to try on an hour-long practice. Be sure to listen until the end to learn just some of the scientific and spiritual benefits that Yoga Nidra has to offer.

It’s time to slow down to the speed of wisdom and unlock new levels of concentration, relaxation, and peace. Your highest potential awaits!

(00:00) Podcast Intro
(00:36) Episode Intro
(01:14) The necessity of rest & creating space in your life

(04:20) The origins of Yoga Nidra & it’s development
(06:09) Yoga Nidra – what is it?
(08:14) Why practice?
(08:40) When is it best to practice?
(09:27) How to Prepare
(14:14) Tapping into the Power of Deep Rest – Yoga Nidra Guided Practice

(01:13:10) Benefits + Resources
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Ep 9: Intro to Yoga Nidra
Huberman States Neuroscience behind Yoga Nidra:
DOI: 10.4103
PMID: 22398342

The Language of Yin

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We were all created to offer something unique to the world. Hosted by High Performance Coach, Courtney Bishop, The Pursuit of Authenticity Podcast emerged from a passion in fitness, and developed into a deeper fascination with mindset, human behavior, and philosophy to focus on the bigger picture. As a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Trauma-informed Yoga teacher, and mindfulness educator, Courtney provides insightful episodes to guide you to realize your potential; physically, mentally and emotionally. Expect to hear from many inspiring guests who have discovered what can happen when you take the time to find and pursue your gifts. Follow along and begin your journey to The Pursuit of Authenticity. You have the answers inside of you of who you were created to be. Your highest potential, your most authentic self, awaits.

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