Yoga Nidra Classes
Every Wednesday, 4.00pm – 5.15pm
at The Senhouse Centre, Whitehaven.
Yoga Nidra translates as 'yogic sleep' or the 'sleep of yoga'.
During Yoga Nidra, you're guided to a state of complete relaxation and conscious awareness - to a state of sleep,
but where you are awake and aware.
It is a form of relaxation, meditation and visualisation.
It is a powerful practice to relax and restore you physically, emotionally & mentally.
4-week block, £35.00
Booking is essential as places are limited
For more details or to book your place, please contact me via the contact page
or call The Senhouse Centre: 01946 590122
I am fully qualified to teach Yoga Nidra and am certified and registered with Yoga Gro
What Is Yoga Nidra?
In Sanskrit, ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ and ‘nidra’ means ‘sleep’.
Yoga Nidra literally translates as ‘Yogic Sleep’ or ‘The Sleep of Yoga’. It is a deep state of conscious sleep.
'Yoga Nidra is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously; it is an effortless state of being in true relaxation'.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, you appear to be asleep, but your consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness – you enter a deep state of conscious sleep.
You enter a profound state of relaxation, all the while remaining totally aware throughout.
Relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from outer experiences.
Yoga Nidra connects you to your true self. It helps you to recognise and dis-identify from your core beliefs and habit patterns, which can hinder you from leading a truly connected life.
It can open up creative ideas; help you solve problems or answer questions and release any negative patterns of behaviour.
'Yoga Nidra is not just a practice, but a form of awareness;
not just a technique, but a process for entering into certain states of consciousness'.
The Physical Benefits of Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is much more than a ‘relaxation exercise’; you may be lying down, but you certainly aren't doing nothing...you are moving into different states of consciousness that restores balance to the body on all levels.
If you practice yoga Nidra on a regular basis, it has many physical benefits, which include:
-Complete relaxation of the muscles
- A 'letting go’ of tension
- Deep rejuvenation
- Improved sleep
- Encourages healing
- Returns the body to an optimum state of balance
- Slows the body systems
- Activates the body’s relaxation response
The Emotional Benefits of Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra works by guiding our awareness to the space between consciousness and sleep; this is a space of deep healing where we can release outdated imprints in both our conscious and subconscious programming.
The benefit of this include:
- Relives stress and anxiety
- Enhances feelings of self-love and acceptance
- Promotes self-compassion
- Allows us to live more fully in the present
- Promotes ease and peace of mind
- Gives you time for the ‘self’
- Connects you to your true, authentic self
- Brings about a natural state of balance
The Mental Benefits of Yoga Nidra
In our modern world, our mind is often bombarded with excessive activity; thoughts are always rushing in and out and we never have the time to just ‘be’. Life experiences can register through our consciousness and accumulate in the mental body, creating unease and anxiety if not released.
Yoga Nidra helps to quieten the mind, and ‘let go’ of negative behavioural patterns.
The benefits of this include:
- Enhances mental focus and attention span
- Improves brain function
- Improves creativity
- Can help bring about a positive lifestyle change
- Quietens the ‘monkey mind’
- Complete stillness, calmness and quietness
- Improves mental clarity
- A feeling of peace and security
- Deep mental rest and relaxation, leading to rejuvenation