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Yoga Nidra Chill
February 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Enter the space of Zero Stress, Deep Relaxation with Yoga Nidra
You are invited to experience deep restoration, letting go and quieting your mind with a guided meditation whilst lying in a waking, sleeping state in a cosy, safe environment with chai or herbal teas served afterwards.Spaces limited, so please reserve your space asap.
Come alone or bring some friends, family its a great way to de-stress, clear out some unwanted thoughts & patterns and deeply rest.Bring a pen and paper to note down any insights that arise and inspirations.
Yoga means union and Nidra is the integrative sleep of the yogis. Yoga Nidra is a unique combination of alert awareness and deepest relaxation. Yoga Nidra techniques are designed to assist you to still the mind and enter into the deepest states of relaxation. Once the body is still and the mind calm your body can enter a zero stress free zone where your, organs, endocrine system, central nervous system can truly begin to restore itself. The benefits are innumerable and include-
Greater levels of energy and creative flow
A sense of well being
Relieve stress and mental tension
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
In some diabetics, relaxation can reduce the need for insulin
May help ward off disease by making people less susceptible to viruses
Breaks the train of everyday thought and decreases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system
Yoga Nidra takes us beyond the faster beta waves of ordinary waking consciousness the ‘Doing’ states to the alpha and theta states of consciousness where we can access our ‘Being ‘states. Scientists recognize the fact that slower alpha brain waves are connected to deep relaxation, creativity and meditation. When slower brainwave states are present, we have access to the combined, balanced power of the logical left brain and the intuitive insightful right brain. This enables one to enter the highest centers of consciousness, where there is actualization of your intentions and healing power of affirmations and intentions.
Being stressed is Normal?
Often we are so busy, there is so much to do, so many responsablities,overload and overwhelm are the new Normal as is ‘running on empty’ .The overload of stress and stressful situations results in another new normal term ‘being stressed out’. Stress has a profound effect on the body; it affects the physical, mental and emotional.
The sympathetic side of the nervous system is in a state of continuous alertness while the restorative side of the parasympathetic nervous system doesn’t get a chance to restore the body and bring it back into the natural balanced state of Homeostasis.
We are now often connected to our technological devices which inhabit most of our waking hours. When we go to rest or sleep often we are so wound up that it is difficult to still the mind and let go of the day, the doing.
This way of living prevents the body system from releasing toxins, stored in the organs and blocks the flow of clean life force energy through our central nervous system which feeds all our systems. The adrenals get run down, we develop a tierdness, irritability, depression leading to lack of energy and potentially developing into more chronic problems such as chronic fatigue, anxiety and diseases.
Yoga Nidra is the gift from the ancient yogis that gives us direct techniques to address bringing ourselves back into harmony with increased levels of energy. But Yoga Nidra is not merely a technique or relaxation exercise. It allows us to access a place, a space than can be entered through the techniques of breath a relaxation. Yoga Nidra is Mediative awareness, witness consciousness entering and connencting to the essence of you.
How is Yoga Nidra performed?
Yoga Nidra is done lying down or can be practiced seated if that is a preference
How do you enter into deeper states?
You enter the deeper states of your consciousness though breath and mediative practices
How do I know what to do?
Yoga Nidra is a guided practice; you simply relax and follow the guidance
Do you need any prior experience?
What happens if I fall asleep?
That’s fine, your sub conscious will recive the practice and the benefits are still as profound
What is the purpose of Yoga Nidra?
The purpose of Yoga Nidra is to awaken the infinite potential that is dormant within you.During Yoga Nidra ,your consciousness is expanded and experienced at an extremely deep level
How long is it?
Generally a 45 minite session is recommended, but it can be shortened or lengthened according to your needs and conditions
Is it for a particular age group?
It is for everyone, Children love it, it’s ageless and even loved by your pets! Who often come in whilst one is happening.
Do I need to have practiced yoga?
No, but you will be guided through yogic techniques
Will I feel sleepy afterwards?
After a Yoga Nidra, often you will feel more energised or more sensitive. We allow at least 10 minutes to bring yourself back and integrate
Ordinary sleep is a static condition, Yoga Nidra is a dynamic state
About your facilitator
Sara Thorn is a designer, artist and Yogini. She is a certified Yoga Nidra Instructor through the Amrit Yoga Institute under the auspice of Yogi Amrit Desai having also completed Advanced Yoga Nidra Training. Sara is a qualified Tantra Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teacher and is dedicated to bringing greater wellness and knowledge of the self through ancient yogic knowledge and self empowerment.