Kamini Desai, PHD – Yoga Nidra
The Art of Transformational Sleep
Kamini Desai, PhD, is the Education Director and curriculum developer of one of the premier schools of Yoga Nidra in the West, the Amrit Yoga Institute. Considered an expert in the inner sciences of Yoga Nidra, Relaxation and Artful Living, she is author of the acclaimed book, Life Lessons Love Lessons, and is a frequent guest speaker and teacher at various institutions for higher learning throughout the United States and Europe. Kamini’s corporate clients have included: Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, Sony, Kellogg’s, KEDS, Mars Confectionary, and KPN Telecom in addition to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Finance. Her guided Yoga Nidra experiences have been used in various United States government facilities. Trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Kamini also earned university degrees in Anthropology and Psychology, and is daughter of one of the original masters who brought Yoga to the West. Kamini served as Director of Wellness at Yarrow, an executive retreat center in Michigan, and was on faculty of the Foxhollow Leadership Center, Lenox, Massachusetts. She is one of three Founding Directors of the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda with Vijay K. Jain, MD, and Shekhar Annambhotla, MD. Kamini is a member the Editorial Board of the Light on Ayurveda Journal, associated with the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In 2012, she was awarded the title of Yogeshwari (a woman of yogic mastery) for her keen ability to bring ancient illumination to the genuine challenges of the human experience. She was featured on the cover of Natural Awakenings (2015) in celebration of National Yoga Month, in Dutch Cosmopolitan, Fit and Healthy Magazine, and has published numerous articles and videos in the United States and Europe. For more information visit: www.kaminidesai.com, www.amrityoga.org.
The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra was at a workshop that Kamini Desai lead a couple of years ago. It was transforming and I knew I wanted to learn more and to experience the depth of what Yoga NIdra has to offer. I have continued to attend presentations and workshop by Kamini because she is genuine, giving, smart, and an amazing teacher. So when her book came out, I ordered it immediately, anxious to be able to read more about the healing meditative state that takes one to a higher awareness and level of being. If you are interested in knowing about Yoga Nidra and in practicing it yourself–this is the only book you need. It provides an in-depth explanation of the philosophy of Yoga Nidra as well as its practical application, and its benefits. I highly recommend it!
There is a sleep crisis that most people face in the modern world. the speed and stress of life, the electronic and digital equipment that impinges on everyone increase the difficulties that are caused by diet, lifestyle and health issues, not to speak of the effect of pharmaceutical drugs that can disturb the natural balance. Kamini Desai has done an incredible service by making available to us the simple yet effective practices of Yoga Nidra, which means, as she describes it, the “art of transformational sleep”. Not only can this practice improve sleep and provide rest, but for those who want to find ways to increase their effective productive lives and increase their conscious awareness, this practice can provide a basis for converting sleep into a powerful, yet rest-filled, opportunity to solve problems, work out issues and wake up with solutions to concerns that seem to have no solutions to the waking mind.
I am so humbled by Kamini’s beautiful and loving energy she expresses in this book. She has the gift of grace in her writing that helps you to understand the mystery around this ancient technique of Yoga Nidra and the many scientific studies that have proven throughout the years the profound impact it has had on multiple levels of human experience. Not only an amazing reference for discovery of life’s truths, Kamini’s book is a narrative of the infinite potential of human experience. I am blessed to have the opportunity to own this remarkable piece of work. This ship will always be in my sea.
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