Stop the Week ~ Yoga Nidra (Meditation)
This time is for you, you have no where else you need to be and nothing else you need to do so please join me for the practice of Yoga Nidra.......
Yoga Nidra is a 'type' of meditation the goal being more of a holistic sense of healing and well-being.
What is the difference between Yoga Nidra and Meditation?
~ Meditation focuses on softening the mind - which then softens the body. It tends to be done sitting tall to facilitate the movement of prana (breath).
~ Yoga Nidra softens the body first - which then allows the mind to soften. It tends to be done lying down to facilitate relaxation of the body.
I was fortunate enough to attend Jan's Yoga Nidra session at a small yoga festival I went to at the weekend. My only previous experience of Yoga Nidra was as a 5-10 minute session at the end of a normal yoga class so I was pleasantly surprised to find it was most of an hour of deep relaxation. It was a fantastic session as I very quickly dropped into a state of deep relaxation, hearing Jan's soothing voice as I drifted in and out of awareness. The chakra chimes she used during the session created an amazing vibration and really added to the sense of calm and total rest. There was another, gentle sound Jan used towards the end of the practice (I'm not sure of the name of this instrument) but it was a perfect way to stay in that relaxed state before she very gradually 'woke' us up slowly to come back to full awareness. I personally felt totally rested and rejuvenated for the rest of the day - and an added bonus is that I had a fantastic night's sleep that night too!
Thanks Jan, excellent session, I look forward to more!
JP, Stratford upon Avon.
Classes run every Friday evening from 18.00 to 19.30 and cost £7
Tickets must be purchased in advance from Eventbrite (No drop-ins)
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Old School Yoga Studio, Preston Lane, Preston on Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Warwickshire CV37 8NG
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