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On this CD, Wai Lana talks you through two relaxation techniques, followed by a restful meditation. These ancient techniques can relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. They will also help you overcome insomnia, enabling you to slip into deep and sound sleep. Wai Lana's calming voice and soft music will ease your mind, relax your body, and soothe your spirit.
|Real Rest and Relaxation
Reviewer: Derek, Amazon.com, February 11, 2004
I really enjoyed Wai Lana's Rest and Relax cd. It brought me to a greater relaxation and peace that I never experienced before. In the beginning part we did a deep breathing and vocal exercise called Gauranga meditation as well as a another relaxation exercise named Yoga Nidra. Wai Lana's voice was so soothing, it was just relaxing listening to her as she instructed me through the exercises. The Gauranga vocal vibrations really caused a relaxing inner peace within me that I really missed when I was not doing it in other parts of my daily routine. Sometimes I found myself spontaneously practicing the relaxing Gauranga meditation throughout different times of the day. I am writing in because I am getting a lot of positive vibes from this cd and I have even ordered the other ones related to this one, which I can't wait to get.
Reviewer: NAPRA ReView, September/October 2002
As part of a trilogy, Rest and Relax introduces two specific relaxation techniques. "Free Your Mind" familiarizes us with gauranga breathing, which calms the mind as you chant "gau-ra-an-ga" with each inhalation and exhalation. A challenge at first, this is a powerful, visceral experience. "Relax Your Body" utilizes yoga nidra to effectively relax the body from the toes up. Track 3, "Soothe the Soul," calls upon gauranga and invites the soul into the complete state of relaxation already realized by the mind and body. Hypnotic musical strains accompany these three tracks and move the practitioner seamlessly through the sessions. Also in the trilogy:Yoga Music of the Heart and Yoga Sound™.
|—NAPRA ReView, September/October 2002|
Posted by Surabhi on 6th Dec 2013
My whole life I have slept so well and had never been bothered by stress or anxiety. My mental state was all very level and without it even being a conscious effort I very easily switched off from stresses when I needed to. I looked forward to sleeping and would switch off like a light.
Once I was started on chemotherapy for 6 months and then underwent a Stem Cell Transplant my body and mind was so wired, any stress would make my whole world come crashing down around me. I was at a complete loss as I had never experienced letting stresses and anxieties eat away at my mind all the time. Everything around me was a worry. I started to feel almost out of control. I could not just switch off, my mind was always hassling me, I would lay away at night for hours on end making up all these problems in my head and stressing about them. I had to come to terms with the fact that all these drugs had actually changed my mental make-up. My mind no longer worked like a chilled out Kapha mind but was a stressed out Vatta head case and I had no prior knowledge of how to deal with it.
I could not sleep, no matter what I tried. I would get so strung out as I watched the clock tick by 5 am and I had been laying in bed wide away for 8 hours and there was nothing left to do but sob and cry out of sheer frustration. I am a mother of two young children and to have to face the day without having slept even one wink the night before was devastating.
I started listening to Rest and Relax, focusing on relaxing every part of my body and and this slowly started to enable me to fall asleep again. At first I listened through the whole track three times all the way through and my body would fall asleep half way through the third time. and then after a few weeks I was falling asleep after the second time through. Now I fall asleep before Wai Lana even finishes the first track. The sound of her voice has become a mental cue to just let it all go.
Even though it has been 3 years since I have ceased taking all of the chemo drugs the changes they made to my mental state have stayed. It was a physiological change that I don't think will ever go away. Wai Lana made it possible to learn how to live with these effects, she gave me the tools to achieve peace when facing a new psychological make-up that frightened me and I felt so helpless against. She helped me find the peace I needed. I am able to sleep and face each day with the confidence that no matter what happens and what twists or turns my mind throws my way I can always go to that place of peace and calm. Those simple moments of relaxation breathing and meditation with Wai Lana have become the heart of my life and from where all the peace in my life springs from.