YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION
If you feel stressed out, you are not alone. Stress is a modern day epidemic that can take a toll on your mind, body and spirit. That’s why it’s important to develop relaxation skills to restore health, happiness and inner strength. Yoga nidra meditation is a powerful and unique form of meditation that focuses specifically on alleviating both mental and physical symptoms of stress, so you can feel calm inside and learn to live a more balanced, confident and meaningful life.
Yoga nidra meditation is derived from the traditional Yogic tradition and is also known as ‘yogic sleep’, with a belief that 1 hours practice of yoga nidra meditation is equivalent to 4 hours sleep. During our practice our brain wave patterns changes, moving from a very active, thinking Beta state towards a deeply relaxed Theta state.
During the practice you lie comfortably on a yoga mat, in the traditional Shavasana yoga asana, with a blanket to keep warm. All you then do is follow my voice as I take you through specialised relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, meditation and guided imagery.
A very special feature of yoga nidra is the ‘Sankalpa‘ or resolve. A short, positive statement about an aim in life you wish to achieve. Setting a sankalpa (resolve) during this time of meditation makes it possible to clear out old patterns of thinking and reacting and brings about a positive and permanent change.
One of the techniques known as ‘the rotation of body awareness‘ stimulates different parts of the brain that control each and every body nerve. When you are aware of each part of your body, you are actually massaging the corresponding part in the brain as well. You establish the connection between the body and the mind.
With regular practice, you may notice your physical and emotional response to stress changes, perhaps you’ll feel calmer or enjoy living with a clear head. Your energy may increase and your immune system strengthen. You may experience symptom relief related to a cancer diagnosis, migraine, headache or high blood pressure. Regular practice of yoga nidra meditation can help manage chronic pain.
All abilities are welcome, you may be brand new to meditation, or you may have meditated for years and curious to experience another form. Yoga nidra meditation is offered as a drop in class and groups are kept small to ensure individual attention.
‘Drop in’ Class (please message me to reserve your place the day prior, or the morning of the class)
6.00pm – 7.00pm Thursday Floating Point Floatation Centre, Pangbourne £10
(please bring a cushion and blanket)
6 week Therapeutic Course
Combining the power of yin yoga, yoga nidra meditation and 20 years experience of health and wellness, this 6 week course will be delivered in small groups, to ensure bespoke individual attention to achieve your goals. You will also enjoy a 10% discount off any therapy taken with me, during the course. Whether you wish to achieve more flexibility and movement in your body, recover from injury, illness or an operation, or find new coping strategies to ease long term health conditions, or to deal with the stresses and strains of life, this course is for you.
Wed 6th September, 10am-12noon at The Movement Clinic, Pangbourne
Thurs 7th September, 10am-12noon at YogaReading, Reading
Wed 1st November, 2pm – 4pm at Floating Point Floatation Centre, Pangbourne
Thurs 2nd November, 10am-12noon at YogaReading, Reading
We break for Christmas, with course recommencing 3rd and 4th January 2018
Email me for your booking form at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 to 1 appointments available, contact me for further information