The Bliss Tapes
From Dana Gerhardt:
Unwind tensions, refresh your spirit, and transform your life—all while lying in bed!
Based on the ancient magic of yoga nidra (“transformative sleep”), the Bliss Tapes are an easy, efficient, and blissful way to dump everyday toxins, while replenishing your body, mind, and soul.
Delivered as mp3 downloads, each “tape” is a 22-minute practice you can perform in bed, morning or night, or even (perhaps especially) during the minutes and hours of insomnia. It’s said that 40 minutes of yoga nidra provides the same benefits as 3 hours of sleep. I’ve tested this—it’s true!
The first 10-minutes of sequences are designed to calm the nervous system, unravel knots in the physical and energy bodies, and cool the brain, which puts your mind in the perfect state to absorb the next 10 minutes of nourishing thoughts and images drawn from each of the three architects of your happiness, the Sun, Moon, and Venus.
Learning styles differ and so do our needs for meditative practices. If you require total silence for sleep and/or don’t enjoy guided visualizations, this is not your practice. But if you tend to have an active brain that calms down when you give it something to listen to, the Bliss Tapes could be a wonderful daily gift-to-self.