The Essence of iRest: A Conversation with Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota
In this enlightening episode, Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota (she/her), a renowned expert in iRest Meditation, to explore the profound impact of yoga on mental health and delve into the transformative philosophy behind iRest. Fuyuko’s vast knowledge and experience offer a unique perspective on how iRest can support healing and empower individuals from all walks of life.
We begin by delving into Fuyuko’s personal journey of how yoga has played a pivotal role in transforming her own mental health. With candid insights, she shares the ways yoga has nurtured her inner life to create peace and resilience, inspiring us to discover the potential yoga holds for our own lives.
As the conversation flows, Fuyuko introduces us to iRest, an evidence-based meditation technique that has gained prominence over the years, and a practice that we love at Mental Health Aware Yoga.
Fuyuko guides us through its principles and practices, including the teachings that iRest is based upon, Sankhya, Patanjali, Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Shaivism, and she sheds light on how iRest has become a promising approach for overcoming trauma.
As a recent graduate of the Mental Health Aware Yoga training, Fuyuko also shares valuable insights from the program, and how she has skillfully integrated the principles of Mental Health Aware Yoga into her own yoga teaching since taking the training.
Join us on this insightful episode as we dive deep into the transformative pathways of iRest Meditation with Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota. Discover the immense potential of yoga in enriching mental health, finding inner peace, and embracing a life of well-being and wisdom.
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