***NEW DATE RELEASED***
Hammock Yoga Nidra - Yogic Sleep Relaxation
with Graham Keenan
Live. Love Yoga Studio
25 Castle St
£15 Booking essential - very limited places available.
Climb in. Free float. Bliss out! Surround yourself in the generous soft fabric of the suspended aerial yoga silk hammock. Make yourself comfortable, and allow the hammock to to take the strain.
There will be soft music, candles and relaxing essential oils.
You will be fully guided into a state of deep relaxation.
Yoga Nidra is translated to as yogic 'sleep'. Yoga Nidra is a guided, systematic practice of inducing complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation while maintaining awareness. In yogic traditions it's said that a half hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three hours of sleep.
Scientifically speaking, Yoga Nidra switches us out of our state of 'flight or fight' and induces our body's relaxation response, which is its natural state of healing and rejuvenation. Research conducted on the relaxation response and more specifically on Yoga Nidra have shown that when done regularly this practice has the potential to strengthen our immune system, reduce our risk of a variety of serious stress-related ailments including (but not limited to) heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, reduce signs of aging and increase our psychological health and well-being.
And the best part? Yoga Nidra is an incredibly easy and enjoyable practice. You don't need any previous experience because as the practitioner, all you have to do is lay down and follow the guidance through an in-depth relaxation.
Often yoga teachers cite the relaxation (savasana) phase of the class as nidra but in reality Yoga Nidra has various phases as taught by modern yoga gurus in the Himalayas.
In this Yoga Nidra session we will explore the power of guided nidra;
* Exercise with simple movements
* Breath focus
* Deepening relaxation with awareness
* Guided yoga nidra
This practice is open to all as there is very little in the way of movement in the body. The majority of the practice is with the body still. Only the awareness shifts.
Yoga Nidra is very challenging to achieve by oneself; without external instruction. It simply takes too much effort to remember the sequences and all the steps. It takes away from the experience of just being and witnessing.
And there is no way to practice Yoga Nidra incorrectly - whatever your experience, the practice will still work, even if you fall asleep!
**Wear comfortable cosy clothes, socks and bring any extra blankets and pillows that you may need.**