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Yoga Nidra for Women

Full Moon Yoga Nidra – Thursday January 28th – FULLY BOOKED
A 75 minute class suitable for women at all stages of life, including pregnancy. No prior yoga experience necessary. 

This Full Moon Yoga Nidra meditation aims to give you:
– a sense of grounding
– the space to gain clarity around your wishes for the future
– help you release what is no longer serving you. 

A Full Moon can be a time of emotional upheaval or “lunacy” – a term that comes from a tendency to feel more sensitive, emotional and unstable at this point in a lunar cycle. Combined with the instability and uncertainty we are continuing to experience as a result of the Global Pandemic, it is perhaps no surprise that our emotions are particularly heightened right now. 

In this time where extreme collective exhaustion is being felt, resting and restoring your energy have to be a priority. 

What to expect from class
We begin by moving through some gentle stretches to prepare the body to lie (or sit) in comfortable stillness. Then we 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. There will be some time afterwards for the group to chat and share. I recommend staying for this part of the class as it fosters the connection and support that is so vital, especially in these socially distanced times. Get yourself a thermos of herbal tea or other drink of choice before the class (or prime someone else in the house to provide you with one after the meditation!) 

Is Yoga Nidra for me?
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!

Benefits:
* 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.