Tuesday, 8:00am-9:15am (Breath Body Yoga)
Afterwards, a gentle yoga practice with complementary breath work,Thai massage, and a Yoga Nidra practice will help set the course for your best future actions.
How does it work? When the body lies, or sits, still for a length of time, and is gently guided through a series of specific techniques, the brain slows down and a state of deep relaxation is reached in the subconscious. This is the fertile ground for your Sankalpa to be planted.
What is a Sankalpa? This is your positive resolve, stated in the present tense. Some examples might be: "I am healthy and content in my life," or "I am successful in all that I do." It is best to keep your Sankalpa to yourself, and to keep it simple and easy to remember.
How long does it take to manifest a Sankalpa? This can happen in a day, a week, a month, 6 months or maybe a year, depending on the depth of transformation you desire.
How long does a Yoga Nidra session last? Sessions can vary from 10-45 minutes long.
What if I fall asleep? This is normal, many people do. You will still receive the benefits of Yoga Nidra regardless, because your inner self, your true nature, is always awake, and always aware.
What are the benefits? Yoga Nidra is known to help anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, heart disease, clarity, happiness, cancer, ulcers, diabetes, insecurity, ADHD, PTSD, mild depression, addiction, and geriatric issues, such as fear of the future or of death.
What do I have to know or do to practice Yoga Nidra? You simply sit, or lie, still and listen. You will be guided by a trained Yoga Nidra guide.
What if I have back issues and find it hard to lie on the floor? You may use props (a pillow or bolster under the knees), or you may sit up and lean against a wall, or sit in a chair.
Do you use blankets? Yes. The body's temperature tends to drop when lying or sitting still. Best to remain warm and comfortable.
What if I feel anxious or fretful during the practice? It is rare to feel these things, but on occasion some memory may be triggered and momentarily make you feel uncomfortable. This is when you invoke your 'inner sanctuary,' or peaceful image, to ease your distress.
How often should Yoga Nidra be practiced? Daily-ish is the best answer. But several times a week will invoke good results.
Are there any harmful side effects? Occasionally, you may experience a headache or "feel sick" afterwards. This is rare, but may indicate a nervous system rebalancing and will pass. If headaches persist, you may prefer sitting up.
What is the best benefit of practicing Yoga Nidra? You will most likely feel a greater amount of happiness every day.