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. Through this simple guided meditation, the physical body is led into a relaxed sleep state while the mind remains alert and aware. The beauty of this practice is that ANYONE can do it and you cannot do it wrong!
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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 neuro pathways 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
Sept 21– Intro to Yoga Nidra– 7-9pm $30
Learn about your Nervous System and the Stress Response and how Yoga Nidra may be of help to you. Handouts will be given.
You will be introduced to some of the very basic Somatic Movements and experience a simple guided body scan.
Please bring a blanket & small pillow with you.
**Please note: This class is a pre-requisite to the 4 week session. Pre- registration is required.
Sept 28- 4 Week Session- $100
Classes begin with gentle somatic flow exercises and conclude with the Yoga Nidra guided meditation.
**If lying on your back is problematic for you, a lounge chair can be made available. Please contact me beforehand **