Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity (Paperback)
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Develop a powerful practice of deep relaxation and transformative self-inquiry with this essential guide to yoga nidra, accompanied by downloadable audio meditations.
Yoga nidra is a practice devoted to allowing your body and mind to rest while your consciousness remains awake and aware, creating the opportunity for you to tap into a deeper understanding of yourself and your true nature. At its heart, yoga nidra is about waking up to the fullness of your life. In Radiant Rest, Tracee Stanley draws on over twenty years of experience as a yoga nidra teacher and practitioner to introduce the history of yoga nidra, mind and body relaxation, and the surprising power of rest in our daily lives.
This accessible guide shares six essential practices arranged around the koshas, the five subtle layers of the body: the physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and bliss bodies. It also offers shorter, accessible practices for people pressed for time. Each practice is explained through step-by-step instructions and ends with self-inquiry prompts. A set of guided audio meditations provide further instruction. Feel a greater sense of stability, peace, and clarity in all aspects of your life as you deepen your yoga nidra practice and discover its true power.
About the Author
TRACEE STANLEY is a noted and lineaged teacher of yoga nidra, meditation, and self-inquiry. Her practices are inspired by the tradition of Himalayan Masters and Sri Vidya Tantra, into which she was initiated in 2001. She is co-founder of the Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra School and created the Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Oracle Deck. Tracee travels internationally leading retreats, teacher training, and presenting at festivals and conferences including Oprah and Gayle’s Girls Get Away. She has online classes available at Commune, Yoga Journal, Unplug Meditation, Pranamaya, and Wanderlust TV.
“Radiant Rest is a glimmering wonder, both accessible and deep. Tracee leads us gently toward the threshold of dreaming and waking, where unforeseen miracles occur. Through the practice of yoga nidra, we travel beyond language and intellect into the deepest part of our being. This book is a transmission—a map to the liminal realm where all potentials reside.”—Kim Krans, author of New York Times–bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook
“Tracee Stanley is the voice and heart our world needs right now. Tracee is the master teacher’s teacher, as well as the welcoming and nurturing guide a beginner longs for. I am grateful for a teacher with as much depth, thoughtfulness, and ability to remind me that it is my birthright to be held by these practices.”—Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, Peloton yoga and meditation teacher
“Within this book lies the medicine the world most needs. In our stillness our salvation lies, and these words will get you there.”—Kate Northrup, bestselling author of Do Less
“A wise and beautiful call to honor rest as both our birthright and our portal to embodied intelligence. Tracee Stanley’s Radiant Rest shares the transformative power of yoga nidra with beginners and advanced practitioners alike; this work is vital for our world today.”—Elena Brower, best-selling author of Practice You
“Tracee Stanley is the medicine woman that shows up when you're done with fast food personal growth and you're ready for spiritual nectar. Sourced from the ancients and Tracee's devotion, Radiant Rest is gorgeously counter culture—which is why it's so healing.”—Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map and Heart Centered
“Tracee's wisdom comes with an unparalleled level of depth and grace. Her grounded style of teaching allows your heart to open and soften so you can receive the transmission of deep healing, surrender, and inner peace. While these ancient teachings have stood the test of time, Tracee delivers them in a fresh way that feels somehow new, yet directly connected to the source from which they came. Prepare yourself to receive golden wisdom from a teacher who is deeply steeped in both practice and truth.”—Shannon Algeo, author of Trust Your Truth, Host of SoulFeed podcast
“Tracee Stanley is a true embodiment of the promises held in the title of this book—Radiant Rest. Tracee possesses a sparkly calm that emanates from her capacity to anchor into the body and the kindness of the heart. Use her words and the practices of yoga nidra to deepen your own relationship to rest, pleasure, and the type of beauty that can only arise out of a true connection to the present-moment self. I am a huge fan.”—Katie Silcox, author of New York Times Bestselling Healthy Happy Sexy, founder of The Shakti School
“Radiant Rest is a heartfelt and transformative gift to a weary, traumatized world, urging us to take rest as a path of liberation. Tracee Stanley eloquently channels the blessings of this profound and necessary lineage into an accessible path of practice that embraces our most inclusive selves.”—Lama Rod Owens, author of Love and Rage, co-author of Radical Dharma
“Tracee Stanley is a magical and intuitive spiritual teacher and just the medicine we need at this time. Her teachings and this offering of Radiant Rest will serve as a healing pathway for us to shed the lies that prevent us from living into our wholeness and humanity. The rest Tracee teaches isn’t about slumbering, it is about awakening more fully to who we can be as individuals and a collective.”—Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action and Finding Refuge