We all accumulate tensions going about our daily life – these may be muscular tensions, emotional tensions or mental tensions. And with many people’s lives becoming more and more fast-paced and demanding we are constantly looking for ways to relax. But whether we are out socialising, chilling out in front of the TV or simply relaxing in a quiet place, in most people the mind remains in a state of arousal and tension. Without being free of our tensions we are never truly relaxed.
Yoga nidra is a guided meditation and relaxation practice, during which we learn how to relax consciously – to completely relax physically, mentally and emotionally – by focussing inwards, away from outer distractions.
The practice of yoga nidra generally lasts for 20 to 40 minutes. Lying in savasana – on your back, arms and legs spread, eyes closed, whole body soft and relaxed, breathing at a natural pace – you will be guided with instructions that will lead your awareness to your own body, your own breath, your own mind and your own consciousness; away from the distractions of the outside world.
There are many benefits to yoga nidra, including:
- Reducing tensions
- Relaxing the mind
- Counteracting stress
- Promoting mindfulness
- Awakening creativity
- Enhancing memory and learning capacity
Many practitioners find yoga nidra as restorative as sleep, or even more so. With the practice of yoga nidra you allow yourself time and space to truly relax.
Relax with us at Sunday evening Yoga Nidra – 7.30pm-8pm (30 min class)
Brixton BASS (nearest tube: Brixton)
Tunstall Studios, 34-44 Tunstall Road, Brixton SW9 8DA
6 week block booking = £20
or drop in for £5 per class
Call or text Katy on 07748 849 829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.