Full Body Relaxation Meditation for Restful Sleep

By: Anna Hunt

This full-body yoga nidra-style meditation is designed to be practiced before bedtime or in times of high stress. The aim is to promote a state of deep relaxation. I will guide you through this practice as we release tension and cultivate calm from head to toe. We will sometimes observe periods of silence so you can be present with your mind and body’s response to stillness as you make the conscious effort to soften and release tension. Once complete, this soothing meditation will leave you with a sense of complete mental calm, ready for sleep or ready to face a difficult situation.


Listen/Watch time: 25 minutes



About the Author

Anna Hunt is an entrepreneur, registered yoga teacher (RYT), writer and mother of three. She’s the co-founder of Maturity In Motion, an online community that offers gentle exercises and therapeutic movements for mature adults. Anna is also the founder of Awareness Junkie and the co-editor at Waking Times, where she writes about optimal health and wellness. Anna spent 6 years in Costa Rica as a teacher of Hatha and therapeutic yoga. She now teaches at Asheville Yoga Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains. During her free time, you’ll find her on the yoga mat, dancing, or inventing kid-friendly superfood recipes.