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 have meditated for years and curious to experience another form of practice. Yoga nidra meditation is offered in small groups to ensure a sense of comfort and ease. You will pre pay for 6 classes in advance (I am unable to offer a refund for any missed class, unless there are mitigating circumstances).
In the comfort of your own home
If you are struggling to make one of the classes, but would appreciate the teachings and practice, perhaps consider gathering family and friends together and I can facilitate the meditation in the comfort of your own home (minimum 4 people). Enjoy the benefits of the practice on a day and time to suit you. Call me to organise.
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 is delivered in small groups, to ensure individual attention to achieve your goals and achieves more than we could in 6 x class sessions. Courses are bespoke to attend to the needs and goals of the individual and group.
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. You are very welcome to attend more than one course.
Wed 3rd January 2018, 2pm – 4pm at Floating Point Floatation Centre, Pangbourne
Thurs 8th February 2018, 11.30am to 1.30pm at Floating Point Floatation Centre, Pangbourne
I am intending an evening course and seeking a venue to accommodate us, so happy to hear from you if you know anywhere in South Oxfordshire or West Berkshire area.
Email me for your booking form at: email@example.com
1 to 1, private tutoring available, contact me for further information