The next session of Yoga Nidra will take place on Sunday 26th February 2017 at the Dance/drama studio at St Peter’s High School, Orrell, Wigan. The session will start at 11am and last for one hour.
Each session is written by myself and has a specific focus: this month the Nidra will focus on compassion and on creating loving and kindness towards ourselves as well as to others. The Nidra will be recorded and uploaded so that you can practice the Nidra over the month as many times as you like.
In order to be completely comfortable during the practice you need to bring as many props with you as possible to provide support to your body, (and this is especially important if you can’t lie flat on your back on the floor). You need to bring with you a minimum of two pillows ( to support the legs), a small cushion (for underneath the head), and a large blanket. You may wish to have a practice at home getting comfortable on your yoga mat and then bring any props with you that you need.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing a complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice I will guide you through a relaxation, which includes a progressive body scan relaxation, breath counting meditation and also a Visualisation. You don’t need to do anything physical during the practice just listen to my instructions and as the practice progresses you feel a sudden release and comfort in the body, During times of injury/ illness, (either mental or physical), pain, or periods of stress &anxiety the sympathetic nervous is in a constant phase of “flight or fight” mode. It is therefore important to focus on stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system to help enter the “rest and digest” mode to promote self healing and relaxation and through using the practice of Yoga Nidra we can achieve this..