Guided relaxation sometimes called "Yogic Sleep".
First Thursday of every month, 7:30 pm.
(Except for January 2015, will be held on the 2nd Thursday because of the holiday)
Yoga Nidra is the name of the deep relaxation led at the end of every yoga class. This workshop with Heartsong's senior teacher Jane Anable will expand on the practice, giving you the chance to experience a powerful yoga technique for deep rest.
Yoga Nidra is also known as Beyond the Dreams, or Deep Deep Sleep. Sometimes called "The Ocean of Emptiness." It is said that this deep formless sleep in not between Waking and Dreaming, but instead it is beyond both of these realms.
As you rest in supported "shavasana" Jane will systematically lead you to the "place" where there is only a deep abiding stillness that is rich with awareness, that space of inspiration, intuition, and compassionate loving kindness.
Yoga Nidra is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as yogic sleep or sleep of the yogis. It is an ancient tantric practice which systematically induces complete mental, physical, and emotional relaxation. We lie on our backs and systematically move our awareness to different parts of the body, practice specific breathing techniques, and use guided imagery. Through this process the subtle energy channels are completely revitalized. In this session, we will dedicate a short period of time to Sankalpa, which is intention. We will sow the seeds of change in the mind and create a deeply relaxing state in which those seeds may grow and create change in our lives. Yoga Nidra is helpful for stress reduction, insomnia, fatigue, depression and anxiety as well as general well-being.