Yoga Nidra, yogic sleep, a way to bring about physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The practice of Yoga Nidra is also a powerful method of which to uncover mental obstacles and assist in dissolving old patterns of thinking and habits.
The practice of Yoga Nidra systematically combines initial relaxation of body and mind, the making of a resolve or “Sankulpa” at the beginning and end of practice, focusing on the awareness of breath, awareness of feelings and sensations, and the rotation of consciousness throughout different parts of the body. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation exploring various aspects of our existence, starting with the physical body then moving to more subtle layers as breath, feelings, and thoughts. We practice welcoming ourselves as we are while learning to stay at ease during the experiences.
As we begin to connect and become comfortable with ourselves through our Yoga Nidra practice, we are able to release tension in the body, calm the mind, alleviate many issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, severe pains, hypertension, addictions, autoimmune diseases, and more. When we begin to connect with ourselves and develop a deeper sense of awareness, we become better aware of experiences that we may want to change and habits that we want to let go of…we come to the realization that these thoughts and habits are not who we are and they do not define us – they are only temporary experiences – experiences that can be kept at ease by letting go relaxing the mind, soothing the mind, and letting the body rest.
This 1 hour Yoga Nidra class with include 20 minutes of restorative asana (poses) and then move into the practice of Yoga Nidra (which in performed in savasana/corpse pose). During Yoga Nidra, you will leave the waking state, go past the dream state and find conscious sleep – you will remain awake but in a state of deep mediation that will lead you to stillness and insightfulness.
I invite you to join Melody for this Yoga Nidra practice and allow her to guide you into a relaxing, restful, and revitalizing Yoga Nidra practice. This class is open to all levels.
“At the point of meaningful rest when sleep has not yet come and external wakefulness vanishes, at this point BEING is revealed.” -Vigyana Bhairava Tantra
The first four to enroll will have the choice to use the hammocks. Those after the first four can use a mat and practice nidra in the traditional sense.
This class focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension. Appropriate for beginners and experienced students who simply prefer to move at a more comfortable pace. It will also include an extended savasana, possibly essential oils, and reiki. This is a class to totally enjoy and release stress.