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Do you sometimes feel like you haven’t slept well?
That you haven’t really rested after a night’s sleep?
Then you may want to try Yoga Nidra!
“Yoga nidra is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously.”
- Swami Satyannanda Saraswati
We can feel that we are relaxing when we collapse on the sofa with a cup of tea, or read our favorite newspaper, or switch on the television. But this will never really suffice for complete relaxation. True relaxation is an experience far beyond all this.
Yoga nidra is a systemic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. You can say that yoga nidra is a deep relaxation with inner awareness.
During yoga nidra, you reach a state of deep relaxation by turning inwards away from outer experiences. Through the systematic practice of yoga nidra, you release muscular tension; relating to the body it self, release the nervous system and endocrinal imbalances, and release emotional tension; where we focus on dualities, and mental tension; where we dive into the realms of the subconscious mind to bring release and relaxation.
Yoga Nidra & Modern Day Stressors
Stress is the biggest problem of modern life. We carry tensions both within the physical body and on even deeper levels in the subtle bodies which we are not even aware of. While physical tension can be eased by stretching, exercise or massage, subtle tensions are difficult to recognize and even harder to release.
Yoga Nidra allows you to drop into a sleep-like state with relaxed brainwave activity. Slow alpha waves, and even slower theta waves, produce deep relaxation and are the entry points to the subconscious. In this state, you can make a conscious crossover from the logical left brain to the intuitive right brain, connected to the field of conscious pranic intelligence, where intention is carried out spontaneously and effortlessly.
The many benefits of yoga nidra are:
1. Yoga nidra counteracts stress
2. Provides effective relief for depression and long standing anxiety.
3. It is an efficient way to obtain sleep.
4. Clears the mind for learning and absorbing new material
5. Releases tension for body and mind
6. Relaxes the mind
7. Helps with creativity
Join us for Relax and Rejuvenate, a restorative Yoga and Yogas Nidra workshop
Sat 16th August | Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra | 15.00 – 17.30
with Jenn Hepton