Bliss'asana Thursdays at LI Kula
"NEW" Yoga Nidra Classes on Thursday nights
Practice the Art of Deep Relaxation
About Yoga Nidra....
Have you ever been in Savasana and right when you feel yourself start to slip away into bliss-land, your teacher calls you back into your body?
Or have you wondered what a longer and deeper period of relaxation would feel like?
Or perhaps you've wondered what shape your life would take if you offered yourself MORE time to relax DEEPLY? Or maybe you just come to yoga class FOR Savasana? :-)
Well, if the answer is yes to any of these questions, there is a special class and method designed to focus primarily on DEEP RELAXATION. It's called Yoga Nidra also known as Yogic Sleep. Yoga Nidra is where you learn to relax consciously. In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed and one appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and unconscious realms of the mind are more open.
In a nutshell, Yoga Nidra is a very deep form of relaxation
Intrigued? If so read on....
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a relaxation/meditation technique originated in India, but, like most modern yoga, has been modified and Westernized to suit the needs of the modern day, stressed-out yoga student. Though Yoga Nidra is translated as "yogic sleep," this method is not really about getting in a good nap. Classes will be guided by a teacher's voice, helping students to explore and identify sensations throughout the body to ultimately get the student to focus on their breath, while remaining in a state of relaxed awareness.
The benefits of this practice include:
• More restful sleeps and alleviation of insomnia
• Management and reduction of chronic pain
• Improves moods and assists with managing depression
• Reduces anxiety and anxious feelings
•Helps to manage symptoms related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD or PTS)
END YOUR WORK WEEK WITH PURE BLISS
*Classes Start Dec 5th*
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 7-8pm
146 S Country Rd
Every Thursday night at LI Kula Yoga w/ Desiree Joy
What do I need to bring? Everything you need to experience Yoga Nidra including a mat, bolster, blanket, and props will be provided for you. However an extra blanket or a towel, socks, comfortable, soft or layered clothing, and a clean, dry wash cloth to be used as an eye pillow can make your experience more enjoyable.
What should I wear? There are no dress code requirements for experiencing Yoga Nidra. Just come dressed comfortably,(jam-jams are welcome:)
Do I need to be experienced & What should I expect?
The process of Yoga Nidra is truly accesible for anyone who can lie comfortably on the floor with the support of yoga props. To practice Yoga Nidra, you will lie on the floor and are welcome to use supportive props to make the body as relaxed and comfortable as possible. The class will include a guided imagery, story or contemplation, meditation and breath-work. Class will also focus on setting an intention or sankalpa which has been proven as an excellent place to a seed intention, since the subconscious mind is more receptive in a state of deep relaxation. Most students experience a feeling of deep relaxation, clarity and a sense of deep inner peace after their first session.
How does this class differ from other yoga classes?
Most yoga classes are more active and include either holding yoga postures or quick-paced sequencing that moves from one pose to another. Yoga Nidra is about practicing stillness from the inside out.