I am running another Yoga Nidra course beginning on the 21st July. This one will be five weeks long. Classes are held in the Gilmour Lounge at the Levin Uniting Church. Thursdays at 5.30pm. Leading up to the Yoga Nidra at the conclusion of the class will be some very relaxing stretches and poses.For those not familiar with this practice, here is a description:
Yoga Nidra is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that's becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation and unique combination of alert awareness and deep relaxation. The literal translation of Nidra is sleep. However, yoga Nidra is a dynamic state, not the unconscious sleep of night time. It is a practice that is simple and available to anyone. In this meditative practice, we are practicing letting go, surrendering, and simply being here—in this moment—-in our own skin.
BENEFITS OF YOGA NIDRA
Modern life is bringing us face to face with more and more stress. We carry tensions both within the physical body and on even deeper levels in the subtle bodies which we are not even aware of. While physical tension can be eased by stretching, exercise, or massage, subtle tensions are difficult to recognise and even harder to release. Yoga Nidra is a unique method that goes below surface tensions to release and transform stress at its deepest level.