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iRest Yoga Nidra (Guided Meditation)
iRest Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation effective for managing pain, improving sleep, and decreasing symptoms associated with trauma.
In 2010, iRest was officially endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is currently being used to support active duty, veterans and families of in over 50 veterans administration hospitals and military bases/hospitals across the United States. Many of our Warriors at Ease teachers have been trained in iRest as well.
Enjoy these free iRest offerings by Warriors at Ease co-founder Molly Birkholm and senior faculty member Annie Okerlin.
Use the code “onefreewae” for a free audio download of iRest Yoga Nidra for Healing Trauma.
Exploring & Practicing Meditation
Download the Insight Timer on your phone. Use it as a timer for your meditation practice of choice or find thousands of guided meditations from different teachers right at your fingertips! Join our Warriors at Ease group on Insight Timer and connect with like-minded people from our community.
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800-931-2237 – Eating Disorder Hotline
800-334-4357 – Self Harm Hotline
800-656-4673 – National Assault Hotline
800-222-1222 – Poison Control Hotline
800-799-7233 – National Domestic Violence Hotline
877-565-8860 – Transgender Suicide Hotline
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