068: Daring to Rest with Karen Brody
Get ready for the most amazing rest of your life. and I don't mean the remainder of your life (although that will happen too.) I'm specifically referring to your rest as in relaxation and sleep. Today we have Karen Brody with us! She wrote the book Daring to Rest: a 40-day program for Women which uses yoga nidra techniques to restore your body's ability to function at a really powerful level.
Karen had a long personal history of severe panic attacks until she found yoga nidra meditation over a decade ago. At that time, she was a sleep-deprived mother of two small children on anti-anxiety medication. She signed up for a yoga nidra meditation class simply looking to lie down for a nap. What she got was “the best nap of her life.” As she continued to practice yoga nidra regularly, her deep fatigue lifted; she wrote a critically acclaimed play, got off anti-anxiety pills, and started to teach this yoga nidra “power nap” to every exhausted mother she knew.
If you've been a listener of the show for awhile, then you'll know that I've had my own strange journey with learning what my body can and cannot handle and how that relates to my burnout rate. I'll get into that later in the episode, but I'm stoked to introduce you to Karen Brody and her book. In fact...
If you're listening to this episode before January 8th, 2018 and you've purchased her book then you're invited to join Karen Brody and I for a Rest Cleanse! If you go to daringtorest.com/newbook and click the Book Bonuses button you'll be prompted to submit your receipt number and email address. She'll walk us through this 40 days of rest outlined in her book.
I know I'm going to need it because my own book is releasing January 28th (put it in your calendar!) and I'll need the accountability to maintain my sanity and bliss throughout the whole book launch season.
Karen Brody is a speaker, certified yoga nidra instructor, and the founder of Daring to Rest™, a yoga nidra-based self-empowerment program for women. Her work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and she’s a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She’s also a critically acclaimed playwright; Birth, her theater-for-social-change play has been seen in over 75 cities around the world and raised over $1M to improve maternity care.
It is such an honor to introduce you to the power of rest and to the wonderful Karen Brody.
Your Brave Takeaway from today's show is join Karen Brody and I for a Rest Cleanse in the new year! If you go to daringtorest.com/newbook before January 8th and click the Book Bonuses. She'll walk us through this 40 days of rest outlined in her book.
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