An Integrative Approach to Healthy Sleep
We're in the midst of an epidemic of sleeplessness, with half of adults struggling with insomnia and a host of health risks associated with inadequate rest and sleep. Yet we're all aware of the benefits of good sleep, from vibrant health to better productivity to happier relationships, and more.
On The Yoga of Sleep, Dr. Rubin Naiman integrates effective sleep science with time-honored sacred perspectives to help us reclaim the full potential of our nightly journeys.This practical two-CD course begins with a discussion of “the lost art of sleep,” which examines common disorders and how to promote natural, healthy sleep.
Dr. Naiman shares techniques for managing an agitated mind, letting go at day's end, optimizing your “sleep setting” (or environment), and more. We then join him for five guided practices including:
- Rituals and rhythms—a contemplation on the essential elements of healthy sleep
- A mindful surrender to sleep—meditation, relaxation, and hypnotic techniques for a smooth transition to sleep
- Coming to—the sacred art of awakening
Dr. Andrew Weil has called his colleague Dr. Naiman a true pioneer in integrative sleep and dream medicine. On The Yoga of Sleep, Dr. Naiman invites us to open the “gracious gift” each night presents, and return to the deep serenity that lives at our core.
About the Yoga of Sleep:
About Rubin Naiman
Rubin Naiman, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in integrative sleep and dream medicine. He is director of Circadian Health Associates, an organization that provides information, goods and services in support of sleep health. Dr. Naiman is the sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He also serves as Director of the Sleep and Dream Advisory Board for Sleep Studio. For more than a decade, Dr. Naiman served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, where he founded the first formal sleep center at a spa. Subsequently, he served as director of sleep programs for Miraval Resort. Dr. Naiman is the author of a number of groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil), The Yoga of Sleep, and To Sleep ToNight, as well as a number of professional book chapters and articles. He also blogs about sleep and dreams for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.