Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, also known as yogic sleep. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The concept roots from ancient Indian tradition, as a practice of opening to the deeper phases of the mind; promoting internal healing and reduction of tension and anxiety. This uniquely relaxed state produces brain waves that allow one hour of practice to be the equivalent of four hours of sleep.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture has an incredible way of making you present. It helps to make your mind and body receptive to your experiences by downshifting the nervous system from the sympathetic (fight or flight) mode and into the parasympathetic (resting) mode; allowing you to let go mentally, so that you are more easily able to let go physically.
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Your experience will begin with Yin Yoga postures, which will allow you to more fully relax and let go into Restorative poses, that will prepare your body for meditation. After finding comfort in a supported Shavasana, with blankets and bolsters, we will begin Yoga Nidra. This practice is a guided meditation, taking you step by step to a blissful state of relaxation; allowing you to experience “a conscious awareness of deep sleep”.
The (optional) addition of Cupping Therapy, in this context, allows you to take advantage of this rarely experienced (to this degree) relaxed state of your nervous system. The ability of Acupuncture, and of Yoga Nidra, to ease both physical and mental stress and tension; will put your body in an optimal and unparalleled state of relaxation. This level of relaxation will allow you to receive the most desirable, potential benefits that Cupping Therapy has to offer. Click here to learn more http://thesunshinefactorymaine.com/cupping/.
No meditation or yoga experience is necessary; the only thing you‘ll need is an open mind.
Acupuncture and cupping therapy are both optional.
$20 Preregistration (message The Sunshine Factory or Kristine Keegan to preregister) / $25 Drop-in.
Acupuncture and cupping therapy are an additional $5 each. Try to arrive by 5:45 if you want acupuncture. Plan on staying until 8pm if you want cupping therapy.
Please feel free to contact Kristine Keegan or Kristen Boze with questions.