Enjoy a midday break with the ancient, centering practice of Yoga Nidra.
Each session will begin with some very gentle stretching, fascia release and de stressing for the physical body. Breath work and mudras will be used to invite the mind to be less busy and invite specific (prana) energy movement.
Yoga Nidra is roughly translated as Yogic Sleep, but you will be asked to stay awake as you are guided through a traditional 8 step Nidra practice. It is quite possible that you will sink into a state similar to that as when you are in your deepest, most satisfying sleep and leave the session feeling like you had a nourishing nap.
You will be asked to state a Sankalpa to your inner self. In Nidra, Sankalpa is an intention, heart’s desire or goal that you truly want to see come to fruition. Planting Sankalpa during Nidra is an auspicious and powerful time.
Nidra is practiced laying down with props you desire to fully support your body. Since your body temperature may shift, you may choose to cover with a blanket and add a weighted prop to your lower hips. An eye pillow or soft cloth may be comfortable over your eyes. As you invite your body into stillness, you will be guided through a full relaxation as your gateway to Nidra.
Nidra may provide rest and relaxation for your physical self and bring more calm to the state of your mind. It also awakens something within as it recalibrates and offers overall balance and can also be energizing. With regular practice Nidra may bring better and longer sleep, calmer nervous system and perhaps even lower your blood pressure.