Extended class: Deep relaxation “Nidra” class w/ balances & safe inversions

http://www.loopyoga.com/nidra/

Where: Grace Place 637 S. Dearborn 2nd Flr Sanctuary

When: Saturday,  June 2nd 1:00pm – 3:00pm

   The beautiful, zen-like space at Grace Place is an ideal venue for this energizing, refreshing and relaxing practice.

Yoga nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep)

We will have a gentle deep stretch with some basic sun salutations and then explore safe inversions and balances finishing w/ some breathing exercises to further calm the system before we dive into the mediation portion of the nidra. You will be refreshed and feel a sense of deep calmness and relaxation afterwards. Don’t worry. This doesn’t mean we are going to stand on our heads. There are many ways to experience inversions.

P.S. Inversions help your skin and brain stay young!  Not to mention the elimination of stress and anxiety that nidra offers.

You will also receive an essential oil head and neck massage to facilitate the state meditative relaxation.

Combining the inversions and balances and breath work before the deep meditation will enhance the overall effectiveness of nidra.

  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Reducing obsessive thoughts or “monkey-mind”
  • Resetting the autonomic nervous system (heart, breath, digestive system)
  • Eliminating headaches
  • Improves  ability to focus and imparts a sense of well-being
  • Reducing the effects of  PTSD

 

Nidra can also be called lucid dreaming. We get into that space between meditation and sleep.

IMPORTANT: Please avoid a large meal at least 2 hours before class. Of course, don’t come feeling hungry. If you need to eat before make it lighter foods like (e.g. non-oily nuts, fruits or a smoothie)

We will have some deep-relaxation inducing crystal bowl sounds and vibrational music to facilitate the 30-min period of meditation as we lay on our backs with eye-pillows to increase sensory withdrawal during Nidra.

NOTE: A 2 blocks and blanket are highly recommended (if possible, please bring your own blocks and/or blanket as there are limited quantities in the space). Also, I will provide silk eye pillows during class (I currently have 10, first to sign up gets one reserved).  Alternatively, you can bring your own eye-pillow or even a small face towel to allow for a sense of inner space that is created by blocking out the ambient light.

 Use the link below to pre-pay $25

Or, Pay at the door $30 (cash or check)     Please RSVP to:   [email protected]

Balancing, safe inversions and Yoga Nidra Extended class May 19