90 Minute Pre-Christmas Yoga Nidra Class for Women
16th December at 7.30pm – £15
As women, we tend to hold a lot of emotional space for others…we are the container into which our friends/colleagues/children pour their frustrations, anxieties and stresses and we often spend a lot of time worrying, nurturing and caring for all those significant others. This often intensifies at Christmas time when a big dash of duty is also thrown in! All this caring, organising, supporting and loving is absolutely worthy and necessary (our society wouldn’t function without it) but it is also EXHAUSTING.
Take this opportunity to reclaim rest through yoga nidra, a meditative practice that guides you into one of the deepest states of relaxation.
This class will be a luxurious 90 minutes, including some time afterwards for tea, treats and a chat. Suitable for women at all stages of life, this class will be nurturing, deeply nourishing and restful. No prior yoga experience necessary. Bring a friend and enjoy this wonderful session together!
Anyone can practise Yoga Nidra – there are no specific techniques or special skills required. It can be practised anytime and is particularly beneficial as an antidote to the busy, stressful times we live in. It’s a wonderfully restorative practice that is excellent if you are feeling run-down or fatigued and/or need some time out to focus on self-care. It is safe to practice in pregnancy and can help you regenerate at all other life stages. When practised regularly, Yoga Nidra can be equivalent to several hours sleep!
Yoga Nidra helps:
* activate the relaxation response
* improve the functioning of your nervous and endocrine systems
* balance left and right brain
* regenerate and repair cells
* decrease anxiety and lift your mood
In Yoga Nidra classes, we move through some gentle stretches to prepare the body to lie (or sit) in comfortable stillness. Then we will move onto the practice itself, which brings awareness to the body and breath in specific ways to trigger the relaxation response, before gradually bringing the mind back to a waking state.