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Yoga Nidra is one of the least known and most under-appreciated practises of Yoga, yet its potential is immense. When we wish to relax these days, we ask 'how do I do that?'. Relaxation doesn't happen by doing more, yet this is how most of us go about it! Yoga Nidra is about doing less. It is about releasing the struggling and striving to get somewhere. It is the art and practise of doing nothing to arrive exactly where you want to be.
Yoga Nidra is an experience of 'being held', being carried but can only happen when you stop struggling to keep yourself upright. Stop efforting and sleep happens. When you let go of doing, everything gets done. This concept is so foreign to the Western mind, we can hardly fathom it.
Stress has become epidemic in the West. We don't know how to stop. Our waking hours have overtaken our sleeping hours and we sleep to revitalize ourselves so we can get up and do more the next day. We haven't learned how to relax in action.
What if there was a way we could experience being carried by the waters of life? A way to feel held and supported in the midst of life rather than struggling to keep our head above water? This is exactly what Yoga Nidra is designed to do. Through the practise of Yoga Nidra you learn to relax as deeply as in sleep while remaining awake. It is composed of a series of breath, body and awareness techniques designed to help you move into progressive stages of relaxation, of non doing. So much so that the experience of the body and mind can disappear completely for a time. The result is a highly regenerative state where the energy normally burned by the mind is fully freed to heal and restore the body. This healing energy of the body, freed from the mind, can also become a spiritual force, unlocking inner guidance, knowing and insight into your true nature.
The benefits include deep, restoration, better sleep, profound peace and rejuvenation to the body. Yoga Nidra takes you to brainwave states where the organs and systems of the body are nourished and regenerated.
The body is its own healer, it knows how to heal itself but needs the right environment to do so. YN allows us to relate differently to our thoughts, beliefs and core programming that unconsciously drive our lives. Our minds tire us out so the more we manage our minds, the more energy we will have to live our life. YN helps resolve and release unprocessed emotions (that came and never left). These experiences happen very subtly, often leaving us without us knowing what they were or where they came from. All we have to do is breathe, relax and let it happen.
Yoga Nidra is practised laying on the floor in Savasana (corpse pose), covered with a warm blanket, being as comfortable as we can and listening to a script, allowing our minds to let go
Yoga Nidra is offered on a One to One basis or as part of a weekly class. Please contact me for further information
One to One - 1 Hour Session £30
Classes : Mon 9 Sep 19 - St Teath Community Hall 1030-1145 £8 (£42 6 Block)
Wed 11 Sep 19 - Costislost, Washaway 630-745 : £8 (£42 6 Block)
Please call me on 07930 277442 to book your place ~ thankyou
Come with an open heart and an open mind & find that still place within!
May your practise bring you blissful joy ...