Effect of Integrative Restoration – iRest Yoga Nidra on a College Student Population.

Gray, K.; Lundstrom, J.; Lundstrom, J; Blackman, K.
Published:2008

Introduction

Integrative Restoration (iRest) is derived from the ancient meditation practice of yoga nidra. iRest is a guided practice that focuses on breathing techniques, body sensing, emotional relaxation, and guided consciousness meditation. Pilot studies testing the e!ect of iRest on participants with PTSD, chronic pain, asthma, emphysema, and homeless populations have shown promising results. In collaboration with these studies, The Evergreen State College has conducted pilot studies on the e!ect of iRest on the well being of college student to serve as the control data for the other studies.