The Healing Power of
Silence – Richard Miller on iRest Yoga Nidra
Richard Miller, clinical psychologist,
is best known for developing Integrative Restoration (iRest), a method of yoga
therapy developed for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He
spoke to us about his work with military, the power of holistic healing, and
the science behind meditation.
In December of 2013 I received
an email that stunned me. One of my best friends was in the hospital suffering
from left ventricular dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition causing the heart to
weaken and stretch, hindering its ability to pump blood effectively.
By Johnna Langlo, Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute.
At this moment, how many thoughts are racing through your head?
Go ahead, stop reading, close your eyes and think about it. Can the thought patterns be counted? Is impatience taking over causing a desire to stop reading this article because it is moving too slowly? Would it be easier to skip to the end? Shall I get to the point?
How often do you turn off your mind? Stop the chatter? Silence the monkey mind?
For most of us, the answer is rarely.