Updated: May 25, 2020
Rest For Who!
A Guided Relaxation for the relief of Covid-19 related stress and anxiety.
In aid of the World Health Organisation Response Fund.
Our bodies and minds long for deep rest. Filled with worry about our future, we toss and turn in the night and in the day time our minds wander into the worst possible scenarios. Anxiety and stress leave our nervous systems on high alert.
Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) is a powerful yogic tool for inducing deep states of rest and relaxation which work to revive the entire body/mind complex. It will help you feel protected, connected, safe and at ease. .
Because the affect that stress has on our being is cumulative and needs to be managed on a regular basis, I recommend doing this practice once daily.
You can choose to either lie down and listen to the audio, which is the traditional way of practicing, or gaze at the beautiful video art. The second option may be preferable if you are particularly agitated or restless.
The soundscape needs earphones or speakers in order to be fully appreciated.
This is an original collaborative project which aims to collect much needed funds for WHO (The World Health Organisation Response Fund).
'The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global effort with a range of partners, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.'
If you enjoy the practice and are not financially compromised then please consider donating directly to their website linked above and below.
1. Find a quiet and warm space , either on the ground or in your bed.
2. Lay on your back with your legs straight and arms down along side the body. Or sit up and gaze at the visuals.
3. Cover the body in a light blanket.
4. Use earphones for full sound quality.
5. Press play and listen to the instructions.
6. Allow your stress and anxiety to evaporate.
Written and narrated by : Áine Ní Fhaoláin
Sound Design: Emmet O'Donnell
Video Art: Helena Doyle
Inspired by the imagination of artist Holly Mullarkey