We all know that we need to limit our screen time for our mental and physical health. Less screen time is more time for real-life connections, movement and regeneration. Not surprisingly, there’s a technological solution for that technology problem, as new phones arrive with the capability to help you track your screen time (or there’s an app for that). But we also can tap our own inner “technology” and mind’s eye to help us get back to a better quality of life.
Good mental hygiene entails managing not only the stimulus from our devices, but also our own mind’s activity. Richard Miller, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist, author, yogi and founder of the iRest Institute, and he created a practice called iRest® Yoga Nidra, which is now used and taught by thousands of people worldwide. Miller founded the Institute to help people resolve their pain and suffering, and experience deep healing and peace.
In the process, iRest Institute has cultivated an engaged community dedicated to health, well-being and authentic participation with the world. IRest Yoga Nidra is practiced in yoga studios, community centers, clinics, schools, hospices, correctional facilities and U.S. military hospitals. In fact, in June 2010, iRest Yoga Nidra was endorsed by the U.S. Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury as a complementary and alternative medicine.