Slow Flow + Yoga Nidra
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About The Event
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation. Directly translated, Yoga Nidra is 'union' or 'oneness' with 'sleep.' This practice is akin to a guided meditation that draws the practitioner into state where theta brain waves are dominant- the same mental space where dreams are formed. A common side effect of this practice is falling asleep, though the intention is set to remain awake and aware. Yoga Nidra seeks to withdraw the senses and explore the inner world, thereby expanding awareness throughout a deep relaxation.
In this workshop, we will discuss the history, uses, and scientific findings of all factors at play during a Yoga Nidra practice. Starting with a gentle Slow Flow, we'll release any excess energy to prepare the body for rest. Throughout Yoga Nidra (approximately 45 minutes), practitioners will be lying down on their backs or in any other comfortable position. Props are available but it is encouraged to wear layers as the body temperature drops during meditation. You are also welcome to bring any personal props (pillows, blankets), and a notebook and pen are recommended. Following Yoga Nidra, we will take time to integrate the practice and discuss experiences as desired.
Did you know studies have suggested a 30-minute Yoga Nidra practice produces the same benefits as 4 hours of REM sleep? Find out for yourself!
When: Sunday, March 10th