~ Yoga Nidra: Conscious Deep Relaxation
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The Conscious Practice of Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
“Stress” has become a household word these days: even children are learning this name for the pervasive sense of pressure that shortens tempers, creates accidents, amplifies illnesses and obstructs creativity. Tension seems to be epidemic in our society. But how many of us have truly accepted the reality that stressors are unavoidable, and that our suffering is due to our reactions? The only cure available is self-control: learning how to take responsibility for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual reactions to life’s changes. Change creates stress, and in our fast-changing world, we need effective tools to help us maintain a healthy balance.
Yoga Nidra offers one solution, woven of many different threads. An ancient Eastern practice, Yoga Nidra uses carefully guided imagery to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of tension that stress is made up of. Breathwork, progressive relaxation, affirmation and autogenics, or self-suggestion, are also incorporated in the practice. In addition, this presentation of Yoga Nidra also explores the medical viewpoints on stress, bringing elements of East and West together in our journey towards health and understanding.
Shifting gently between lecture and discussion, physical activity and stillness, this Yoga Nidra seminar engages the student in a holistic learning experience. Written notes are provided, freeing up the attention for full participation. Participants are encouraged to bring a pillow and blanket to cover up with. Participants with limited mobility may remain seated, with no loss of benefit.
This introduction to the practice of Yoga Nidra is designed for the layperson or health professional who wishes to better understand the causes, effects and management of stress. A specific, scientifically validated stress-reducing practice is taught and practiced, with ample opportunity for student participation. The central effects of Yoga Nidra are greater internal and external awareness, with decreased emotional reactivity.
YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP
“The Sleep of the Yogis”, Yoga Nidra is both the practice and the state arrived at through this practice. The journey includes opening and calming of the physical body, cleansing and healing the emotional body, clearing and focusing the mental body, and finally accessing subtler levels, for exploration, liberation, and to effect profound personal change. We will dive deep into the rich world of utter release. Supports will include Restorative Yoga asanas, gentle hatha movement, meditation, listening partnerships and facilitated discussion.
Yoga Nidra, though noted in yogic literature since at least the 1800s, has only recently become widely discussed in the USA. It is beneficial for anyone, from non-yogis to experienced practitioners of any fitness level or ability. The Yoga Nidra taught is from the Satyananda lineage.
* Stress Reduction
* Pain Management
* Heart Conditions
* Anxiety and Depression
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Whole-Self Wellness
* Spiritual Development
I hope you will come to my next Yoga Nidra workshop, and discover for yourself the deepest dimensions of release…
The next opportunity to experience my Yoga Nidra workshop is not yet arranged. Please email me about your interests and preferences.
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