Yoga Nidra

When Savasana ends Yoga Nidra begins…

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a sleep-like state that yogis can experience during meditation. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation one can reach while still maintaining full consciousness. The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety, specifically symptoms such as headache, chest pain, sweating and abdominal pain. It has also been used to help returning soldiers cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It benefits the mind, body and spirit by balancing the nervous system.

When practicing Yoga Nidra, students are guided by a teacher’s voice. Students will identify sensations throughout the body and focus on the breath, but remain in a state of relaxed awareness. Teachers can use varied techniques to cultivate relaxation, such as singing bowls or lulling students with the sound of their voice.

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Wilmington Yoga Center will host a Yoga Nidra practice for all levels to attend. At this workshop, students will enjoy a 2-hour practice. Join us and experience the benefits and feel the transformation Yoga Nidra can have in one’s life!

Register today!

Sources:
http://yoga.about.com/od/meditation/a/Yoga-Nidra.htm
http://www.swamjii.com/yoga-nidra.htm