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Next Session 2nd October 2020 6pm-7:15pm £12 Investment. Book your space now.
WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA? Nidra is a Sanskrit word that is often translated as “sleep.” In this context, Yoga Nidra is often translated as “the sleep of the yogi.” Nidra can also be translated as “across all states of consciousness.” With this translation, we get to a deeper understanding of what the purpose of Yoga Nidra actually is, which is to maintain awareness amid all states of consciousness. Ultimately, we want to be resting in a state of stillness consciously, whether we are in the waking, sleep, or deep sleep states. Believe it or not, peace is present every moment of every day. Peace is our true nature. The potential to experience this peace is already here. But typically in day to day life, we just don’t experience this part of ourselves because we have spent our lives looking at everything that is changing and everything that needs fixing. Most of us were not taught how to stay connected to this peace amid the changing experiences of daily life. Yoga Nidra is a practice that supports us in doing exactly this. During Yoga Nidra, many people feel like they are in a place between asleep and awake, similar to the state you’re in right before you wake up in the morning. You may hear my voice leading you through the practice but may not necessarily be fully aware everything that is being said which is completely fine. Stress can upregulate, or turn on, stress genes. These are genes that can affect such diseases as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness. Research has begun to show that practicing just 20 minutes a day of an activity that evokes the relaxation response can start downregulating, or turning off, stress genes. Yoga Nidra is a tool that is used to evoke the relaxation response. During the practice, you will be invited to observe sensations in the body, the breath, feelings, emotions, images, beliefs, and the state of awareness. When we observe and welcome all that is present, we may find ourselves resting in being, in this deep experience of unwavering peace. Sometimes you will perceive immediate changes in a sensation, emotion, or experience; other times the process is more gradual. Be patient and curious. Welcome anything that arises as part of your experience instead of pushing whatever it is away or trying to keep it out of your mind. And whether or not relaxation ever comes, welcome and accept your surroundings and yourself just as they are.