Enjoy Pure Bliss and True Relaxation with Yoga Nidra
Experience peace and deeply restorative rest that heals your body, mind, and spirit. Featuring twenty-four Yoga Nidra scripts written by author Julie Lusk and thirteen of the world's master teachers, this book shows you how to use yogic sleep to revitalize your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy.
As a practice done lying down, Yoga Nidra helps you ease anxiety, boost immunity, reduce chronic pain, improve heart health, enhance memory and concentration, and much more. This empowering book offers meditations for everyone, and they're all backed by contemporary science. With guidance from Kamini Desai, PhD, Swami Satchidananda, Swami Shankardev Saraswati, MD, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, PhD, and other experts, you'll learn to clear your mind, settle your emotions, and reach a unique state of calm, focused awareness.
"Julie Lusk has captured the essence of Yoga Nidra, meditation, and beyond from the great masters, present and past, and has added her own great contributions. Highly recommended."—Larry Payne, PhD, E-RYT500, author of AARP's Yoga After 50 For Dummies and Yoga Rx
"Julie is a master at helping us relax. In her new book she offers her own relaxation scripts, as well as a sampling from other gifted teachers, that guide us in the essentials of relaxation for different states of body and mind. This book is one to keep on the bedside and buy a couple for stressed out friends, they will thank you."—Nischala Joy Devi, author of The Secret Power of Yoga, The Namaste Effect, and The Healing Path of Yoga
"This beautifully written book is well-laid out, easy to follow, and is chock full of helpful and powerful information. The relaxation scripts are incredible and are sure to assist in helping everyone to find more peace, ease, and healing in their lives. This is a much-needed guide in times of discomfort and stress."—M. Mala Cunningham, PhD, C-IAYT, counseling psychologist and medical yoga specialist
"Julie Lusk's inspirational book provides an indispensable guide to the healing practice of Yoga Nidra...Julie's expertise and generous heart shine through and make her the perfect companion to guide you along the Yoga Nidra path."—Jilly Shipway author of Yoga Through the Year and Yoga by the Stars
"[Julie's Yoga Nidra practices] are immensely enjoyable and relaxing. Each practice guides you in a unique way, but all of them leave you with a profound sense of well-being."—Zac Parker, MA, RYT-500, online programs coordinator at Yogaville
"Julie Lusk created this work in the spirit of Yoga Nidra—with relaxed expectation of divine blessings—and she effortlessly transmits that peaceful joy through these healing scripts...Julie brings together an inspired crew with centuries of combined experience to make this path of deep healing available in our daily lives."—Judith Boice, award-winning author of The Green Medicine Chest and practicing naturopathic physician
"Julie Lusk's clear, direct, joyful voice explains everything you ever wanted to know about Yoga Nidra...This is your go-to reference book, explaining how, where, and when to practice it, the philosophy behind it, ways to get the most out of it, tips for instructing others, and a whole cache of scripts."—Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, BCD, author of Invisible Heroes and producer of the Health Journeys Guided Imagery and Meditation audio library
"Master yoga teacher Julie Lusk has enthusiastically and lovingly taken the ancient subject of Yoga Nidra and made it useful and relevant for today. The meditations are clear, practical, and uplifting."—Lilias Folan, the First Lady of Yoga, author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age
"This book is a treasure trove of Yoga Nidra scripts from the author and other noted masters in the field."—Anodea Judith, PhD, author of Wheels of Life and Anodea Judith's Chakra Yoga
"Julie Lusk, Yoga Nidra mentor and master teacher, skillfully directs our attention within, guiding us to rest lightly in the natural, peaceful presence of our own deepest wisdom. To help bring healing peace to our world—inner and outer—this manual gives key instructions essential to finding 'the peace that passeth all understanding.'"—Christopher Baxter, ERYT-500, founding member Kripalu Center and Yoga Alliance, author of Kripalu Hatha Yoga
Julie Lusk, MEd, E-RYT-500, NCC, has specialized in yoga, relaxation training, guided imagery, and meditation for decades. An international writer, recording artist, and workshop leader, Julie is talented in bringing the best out in others through her depth of knowledge, natural lightheartedness, and caring nature. Julie has written six books, including Yoga Nidra Meditations, Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief (New Harbinger Publications, 2015), 30 Scripts for Relaxation, Imagery, and Inner Healing (Whole Person Associates, 2015), and Yoga Meditations (Whole Person Associates, 2005).