Feature Class Descriptions:
Yoga Nidra & Restorative
1st Sunday of the Month Noon
Beginner Level - All Mobility Levels
Yoga Nidra, or “Yogic Sleep” is the state of complete relaxation in which the body profoundly relaxes and the thinking mind begins to quiet. And while it is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra provides the equivalent of a 4-hour restful sleep, we in fact remain keenly aware of our senses, our breath, and the relaxation process as it unfolds. The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, headaches, and restlessness and increase mental clarity, focus, and calm. Sound good? Oh, it gets better. Yoga Nidra helps to release stress in the body and prepares the mind to develop and nurture any positive affirmations we may want to set for ourselves during the session.
Yoga Nidra is very different than what we normally know as ‘sleep’. When we sleep, our bodies shut down and yet our mind uncontrollably drifts in and out of dreams. With Yoga Nidra, we stay focused on breath awareness, body awareness, and sensory awareness … all with the purpose of helping ourselves witness our own relaxation unfold, one breath … one sensation at a time.
While we offer all the following “creature comforts” to help you settle in, feel free to bring your personal mat, blanket or light jacket (for cover), bolster or large pillow (to prop under your knees), weighted eye pillow, and a rolled hand towel (as neck support). Please also wear comfortable clothing and consider bringing socks. For those not wanting to lie flat on your back, we can create a raised prop for you to rest upon.
No experience is necessary as Yoga Nidra is suitable for ALL levels of practitioners.