iRest® is typically taught as a guided meditation. Below you will find samples of iRest meditations you can listen to guided by Richard Miller, PhD, creator of iRest. These recordings are designed for everyone: both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike.
To try iRest you don't need to do anything complicated. Just find a comfortable place: either seated or lying down. You can follow the recording with your eyes open or gently closed - whatever feels best for you. Please feel free to try it out - and learn to experience a feeling of calm amidst the ever changing circumstances of life.
The iRest® Institute
The iRest® Institute is an educational non-profit that provides events, teacher trainings, and educational content based on the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra but presented in a form made accessible for modern day living. iRest is designed to bring the healing benefits of yogic and meditative practices to a wide variety of people.
Introductory iRest® practices
These are perfect for anyone, even if you’ve never tried iRest or any form of guided meditation before.
8 minute Introductory iRest® practice
20 minute iRest® extended practice
iRest® For Better Sleep
iRest is a proven effective remedy for sleep issues. We recommend trying the meditations below if you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep.
8 minute restful iRest® nap
20 minute iRest® practice for deep and restful sleep
iRest® For Peace and Well Being
iRest guided meditations allow you to feel at ease when life gets challenging or overwhelming. Feel free to try the iRest meditations below to tap into a place that is calm, even when life is not.