Saturday, December 2nd
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn this practice of self-inquiry. Yoga Nidra is an integrative practice as it addresses both psychological and physical issues such as stress, trauma, PTSD, insomnia, and pain in your body and mind. And it’s also restorative because it helps you recover/restore your inner resources of joy, peace, and well-being which enable you to feel connected to yourself and all of life
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical,
mental, and emotional relaxation. In Yoga Nidra, the consciousness is
in a state between waking and sleep. It is during this band of awareness, characterized by Alpha (brain) waves, where deep and progressive relaxation happens and muscular, mental, emotional, and postural tensions are
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep; a state of conscious, deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. Yoga Nidra is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness. In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind, and intellect are completely relaxed and the practitioner appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and the unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga Nidra is a very deep form of relaxation and has been found to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety; is beneficial
for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease,
helps to balance the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems –
balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra calms and clears the mind and has the potential to heal psychological wounds, provides emotional healing, and restores our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep!
Open to all. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, small blanket or very small pillow for underneath the head, and dress in layers as your body temperature will lower.
If you’ve ever suffered from sudden and frequent, unrelenting foot cramps, inflamed bunions, planter fasciitis, or just years of stuffing your feet into shoes weakening them, you know what it’s like to have foot pain – it affects everything else. Our feet have a big job and it’s important that we take care of them.
This article from Womanspace is a fascinating look at Adaptive Yoga.
Thank you so very much for voting for me!!! I am honored to announce that I have made it into the Top 5 for Best Yoga/Yoga Teacher in Rockford!!!
Round Two of voting begins today and runs through Friday, September 15. You can vote once a day! Please help me to make it to the Final Three!
Thank you for choosing me. If you have a chance, please vote for me again this year as Best Yoga Teacher!
I love my job. Thank you for allowing me to teach and share yoga with you every day. I am so grateful for every one of you.
To cast your vote (remember, you can vote once a day!), click here or on the image above. Thank you!