Take twenty minutes to discover how easy it can be.
You know learning how to relax is important for your life and health. Let Amber's easy listening voice, the words of the Integral Yoga relaxation, and the peaceful keyboard of Eric Williams help you learn how to achieve it.
Lying down or sitting in a chair, relax as Amber guides you through progressive tensing and releasing of each part of your body, a scan of the entire body, and reminders to focus on your breath as you relax deeper and deeper.
Integral Yoga and its relaxation practice is a key element in the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and a proven method to teach you to recognize tension and let it go.
Use this CD as a classic yoga nidra ending to your yoga practice or as preparation for meditation.
Can't sleep? Use this CD to quiet your mind as well as your body.
Perfect for people who would never step onto a yoga mat.
"My life is in a shambles - I'm getting a divorce, working a high-stress job, contemplating bankruptcy or selling my house and moving to another state. To say the least, I'm stressed out. This CD helps me release tension so I don't feel like I'm going to burst at the seams. By releasing the tension in my body, I'm able to release some of the tension in my brain - at least for a little while."
"Listening before I go to sleep is a blessing - my brain quiets down enough so that I can drift off to sleep and get a good night's rest. Finally!" J. W.
"A unique relaxation experience. I plan to gift several friends who need to reduce stress. I am also considering gifting an enemy or two - to promote peace and harmony." J.K.
"Do your shoulders and hands hurt when you work at your computer? Listen to Relaxation-One Breath at a Time sitting at your desk. You will feel great!" A. G.
"REALLY deep and not woowoo or yogatech." C.A.
How to use this CD:
Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed
Make yourself comfortable, lower the lights, remove your shoes and loosen any constricting clothing
Lying Down -
Lie down on the floor or on a bed. Place a rolled blanket or large towel under your knees until your lower back is flat. Place hands at your sides or on your belly. Add support under your arms or head if needed.
Sitting on a Chair -
Find a chair that permits your back to be supported in an upright position until it takes NO EFFORT to sit. Add blankets or cushion to the back of the chair if needed. If your feet don't touch the floor, use cushions or blankets to support your feet.
Modify for your body - get as comfortable as possible.
Cover yourself with a lightweight blanket.
Close your eyes.
Turn on the CD and Relax.
You can't do it wrong.
Track One: Deep Relaxation and gentle wake up (:23)
Track Two: Deep Relaxation as prelude to sleep (:25)
Use Track 1 anytime. Use Track 2 to fall asleep more easily.
Amber (Amala) Polo, MS, RYT, is an Integral Yoga teacher trained at the Satchadananda Ashram in Buckingham, Virginia. Amber has studied with teachers throughout the country, taught in the Florida Keys, and currently offers classes and workshops in the Verde Valley of Arizona near Sedona.
"I believe that for Americans today yoga nidra is the most powerful gift of the yogic tradition. I have attempted to make its benefits accessible and non-threatening for everyone. Use this CD for calming the body and the mind and as a place to begin exploring the benefits of yoga.
Produced by Amber Polo - Cover Photo by Amber Polo
Soundtrack music composed and performed by Eric Williams
Engineered mixed and mastered by Greg Tauriello
Recorded at Sweet 16 Recording, Cornville, AZ
Â© 2005 Amber Polo
1. Relaxation and Gentle Wake Up
2. Relaxation as Prelude to Sleep