Cathy and Todd talk with Karen Brody, author of Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation. They discuss why women feel so much pressure to be productive, and why we need to redefine what rest really means. They discuss the power of yoga nidra, why it makes such a difference physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and why intention is an essential part of the process. Karen is also the creator/writer of Birth, a play about how low-risk, educated women are giving birth today. Since 2006 the play been performed around the world as part of BOLD, an arts-based global movement inspiring communities to create childbirth choices that work for mothers.
1:48 Why don’t women rest?
7:20 Redefining what rest means
9:44 Yoga Nidra explained
13:09 – The 5 different bodies of yoga nidra
29:04 Too busy for yoga nidra
34:38 Typical yoga nidra practice
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