What would your life be like if you felt like a well-rested woman?

In Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation, women’s wellness expert Karen Brody presents a 40-day "rest cleanse" to help you reclaim rest and access your most powerful, authentic self through yoga nidra, a meditative practice for entering one of the deepest states of relaxation imaginable. Book includes a link to download three yoga nidra meditations. Published by Sounds True.


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I’m reclaiming rest thanks to this book!
— Camilla Rose

Read What Thought Leaders Are Saying Below


Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause

“Daring to Rest is simply brilliant. I thought I knew a thing or two about health, rest, and yoga. But in this wonderful book, Karen Brody breathes new life into the need for rest — and it’s not just “get more sleep.” After reading Daring to Rest, I cannot WAIT to lie down, listen to a yoga nidra meditation, and start listening to my soul. Women everywhere need to take rest seriously if they are to enjoy vibrant health. This book is the most practical place to start.”

Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Love

"Karen Brody has put together a program that makes yoga nidra relevant and accessible to 21st-century women, who may need the practice more than any previous generation. If you feel overwhelmed by living, the techniques in Daring to Rest are a good place to start your journey back to well-being."




Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

“As someone who has found yoga nidra to be utterly life changing, I am over-the-moon delighted that Karen wrote a guide for every woman to get the rest she needs using this ancient tool. You’ll love the science and the excellent case she makes for why you need rest but the way she gives you to actually get that rest? It’s going to create such magic in your life. Please read this and DO the practices. Then prepare to become a raving fan!” 


Susan Piver, Author of Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation

"This book makes the case for the importance of deep rest. As a mindfulness teacher, I know how meditation creates such rest through synchronizing mind and body. Yoga nidra provides the same pathway to this calm, well-rested place where power and purpose are rediscovered. Karen's new book brings together rest, meditation, and women’s empowerment to create lasting benefits when it comes to sleep, mood, and overall happiness."


Richard Miller, PhD, author of iRest Meditation, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing.


"In Daring to Rest, Karen Brody skillfully shows us how to discover deep, restorative rest, and maintain core relaxation amidst the challenges we all face in our daily lives. Karen’s true gift is her ability to showcase ancient meditative principles in simple, secular practices that restore and support health and well-being at all levels of our body and mind. Karen expertly guides us — in easy-to-follow steps — in how to interweave these elegant, simple, yet profound practices into our daily life, that enable us to truly embrace the lives we are all meant to be living."


Kamini Desai, PhD, Author of Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep and Education Director Amrit Yoga Institute

"What a masterpiece! With skill and compassion Karen masterfully guides her reader through a step-by-step journey into herself where she can shed the worn-out woman and emerge well-rested, fully energized and empowered. Accessible, relatable, and full of inspirational success stories, this book artfully introduces the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra rest meditation to our rest-deprived society."


Karena Virginia, Healer, Speaker, TV Personality, and author of Essential Kundalini Yoga.

"Daring to Rest is a book that every woman can benefit from. As a mother with a strong calling to live life to its fullest, while helping other women reach their own empowerment, I certainly vouch for this book.  Karen shares a journey to rest and rise, which to me is the garden of life many of us women are searching for. We are living in a powerful new paradigm where rest and allowing with grace is so much more powerful than pushing. Karen takes us on a magic carpet ride of manifesting through ease. The power we women embody is magnified when we accept our graciousness and radiance as our greatest gift. I highly recommend this beautiful piece of art.


Kate Northrup, bestselling author of Money: A Love Story

"In this world that tells us that in order to be more we must keep doing more and more, Daring to Rest is a beautiful, true antidote. The truth is that the only way to have what we really want is to stop, rest, and make space. Daring to Rest is the perfect guide to do just that. Read this book, follow this wisdom, and enjoy the experience of truthful living that can only come from a well-rested place."


Sara Avant Stover, author & founder of The Way of the Happy Woman and The Book of SHE"

"I'm so grateful that Karen Brody wrote this book! In Daring to Rest, she's giving voice to a shadow epidemic from which every woman suffers-- the demand to override our bodies and disconnect from our inner wisdom. Yes, rest is an essential part of life's rhythm, and every woman who lives by this is able to reclaim an essential part of her forgotten, instinctual nature. Please read this book-- and live by it."


Rubin Naiman, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

"Karen Brody’s Daring to Rest offers us essential teachings about the true nature and profound benefits of genuine rest. She reminds us that rest is not just a break from but the very root of passionate and joyous productivity. Based on an integration of science and spirituality, Karen gently guides us through an effective and practical life changing program. In summary, Daring to Rest is a beautiful book of contagious inspiration."


Benita Jackson, PhD MPH, Associate Professor of Psychology, Smith College

"As an academic who researches and teaches in the field of health psychology - a sub-field of psychology investigating how the mind and body interact - I can envision many applications of "Daring to Rest." Brody's book offers researchers new ways to frame empirical investigations on the topic of vitality, for example, and for applied researchers potential interventions worth testing in the field. Students in my introductory research methods in psychology course loved getting to use and test Brody's methods of yoga nidra as an intervention for improving their health. It was an effective, meaningful way to both teach them scientific principles and also offer them an appealing self-care tool they could readily incorporate into their busy lives. As a faculty member at a women's college, I am concerned about the rise in burnout I witness even among incoming students, many of who enter still exhausted from high school. I imagine the most bold and cutting-edge institutions of higher education will want to adopt this book as road map in planning their wellness, leadership development, and student affairs programming."

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Jeffery Davis, Author, Speaker, Creativity Consultant

"In this over-committed, gadget-obsessed world, most of us have forgotten what true rest feels like. Daring to Rest is a much needed clarion call that reminds us how to find freedom in a restful body, mind, and spirit. Karen Brody's authentic voice and her elegant 40-day program will bring you home, at last, to Rest, Release, and Rise."

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WANT an audio program guiding you through the 40-days of Daring to Rest?

Here it is. This is not the Daring to Rest book, but closely follows the 40-day program outlined in the book. In addition to being guided by Daring to Rest founder Karen Brody, you'll receive eight yoga nidra meditations to feel rested and present.  



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