WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?
Yoga Nidra is a guided, systematic meditation practise that induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation. The physical body is led into a relaxed state while the mind remains alert and aware.
Scientifically speaking, Yoga Nidra switches us out of our “flight or fight” mode and induces our body’s relaxation response, which is its natural state of healing and rejuvenation. Research has shown that when meditation is done regularly it has the potential to strengthen our immune system, reduce our risk of serious stress-related ailments such as heart disease and hypertension, reduce signs of aging, and increase our psychological health & well-being.
Yoga Nidra is unlike regular Yoga practice where you place your body into a series of postures. It is done lying down in a comfortable position on the floor. The beauty of this practice is that ANYONE can do it and you cannot do it wrong. You can even fall asleep and this practise will still work!
Still curious? Here’s a recording of a typical class https://youtu.be/IAPlgcZ9n4Q
WHAT CAN PRACTICING YOGA FOR STRESS & ANXIETY DO FOR YOU?
A profound experience of muscular, mental and emotional relaxation.
Soothes the autonomic nervous system.
Helps create new neuropathways which lead to healthy habits and routines.
Increases quality and amount of sleep.
Improves creativity and whole brain functioning.
Enhances mental focus, and attention span.
Reduces the suffering of chronic pain.
Creates more ease and peace of mind in daily life
Fewer physical symptoms, such as headaches and back pain
Fewer emotional responses, such as anger and frustration
Greater ability to handle problems
More efficiency in daily activities
Here’s what one student had to say about this class
“I’ve been attending Stacey’s insightful Yoga Nidra classes for about three years now.
She shares her depth of knowledge in both a welcoming & down to earth manner for which I greatly appreciate.
From the easy to do somatic movements, to the relaxing meditation, Stacey guides her students to the understanding of just how the body functions under stress.
The practice of Yoga Nidra has not only greatly informed me, but helped to lessen my anxiety 🙏”.
Friday Jan24@ 7-9 pm
Friday Feb.21 @6:30- 8:30pm
Cost – $30
To prepare the body for this meditation , classes will begin with some of the very basic Somatic Movement flows .
**If lying on your back is problematic for you, a lounge chair can be made available. Please contact me beforehand **