Experience Yoga Nidra!
The ultimate stress-reduction technique
The effects of accumulated
on the body is something that endangers all of us today. Yoga Nidra is
a profoundly healing, transformative practice in which we learn to
deeply relax on every level of our being.
Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep. However, the yogi's
definition of sleep is not as we understand it. Ordinary sleep
occurs when we are unconscious. It rejuvenates the body and may
or may not refresh the mind. It doesn't necessarily relax the
body. Consider how many people grind their teeth at night.
However there is a moment just prior to falling asleep (and again just
prior to waking) when the brain is operating in the alpha wave state. For these
short moments the body does indeed become totally and completely
relaxed, in fact we are nearly paralyzed. If we could be
conscious during these few moments (and we're usually not) they would
feel like 'bliss'. Yoga Nidra seeks to recreate this blissful
state and keep you consciously aware at the same time. You are
neither asleep or awake....a paradoxical state for sure!
in Yoga Nidra long held tensions ( in the body and the mind) are
is enhanced, vitality is stimulated, and the ability to reach our
highest potential is possible. In fact, one hour
of Yoga Nidra is as restful as four hours of regular sleep.
also indicates that yoga nidra can be used as a therapeutic
technique to cure
like depression, anxiety, hostility, insomnia etc. and psychosomatic
diseases like asthma, coronary
heart disease, cancer, hypertension etc. In our present modern
lifestyle, where psychological and psychosomatic problems are on the
rise, the technique of yoga nidra may serve as a safe and easy practice
to promote health and wellness for all.
those on a spiritual path, yoga nidra helps us to release karmic
residue. The yogi's believe that our unconscious minds hold all
of the unresolved patterns from past lives. These patterns affect
our self-concepts, personal biases & belief systems creating a
distorted view of 'who we really are'. When the physical, energy,
mental & emotional bodies are in synergy then a state of wholeness
or unity is created bringing an expanded sense of self. Yoga
Nidra can create a paradigm shift by bypassing the linear, logical
approach thereby becoming a powerful tool to eliminate karmic stress
along with unconscious fears, beliefs and habits.
this workshop is designed for everyone
regardless of hatha yoga experience. We will begin with a
brief overview of the history and the benefits of Yoga Nidra. Then
we'll do some gentle stretching to warm and unwind the body. We'll
choose a Sankalpa, (something
you want to bring into full manifestation in your life) to work with
during the practice.
bring a yoga mat and journal, and dress comfortably.
is best to eat very lightly before or not at all.
experience with hatha yoga is necessary.
After the experience you will
feel not just relaxed, but energized as well!
I have also been posting
little articles on yoga nidra at my blog. Check them out here.
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