February 9: Yoga Nidra - Yogic Sleep Meditation

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February 9: Yoga Nidra - Yogic Sleep Meditation


Friday February 9, 2018 


St Paul Yoga Center on 1162 Selby Ave, St Paul (corner studio)

Yoga Nidra is the practice of Yogic Sleep. Maria will guide you into this lucid sleep meditation where the body can restore it self profoundly while you are able to by-pass the conscious mind and set a 'sankalpa' (intention). Yoga Nidra has been described as self-hypnosis and many students have reported overcoming inner obstacles through their Nidra Practice. This guided practice invites internal peace and leaving you both relaxed, present and rejuvenated.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, many ailments of body and mind start with unresolved physical, mental or emotional tension. This practice is incredibly helpful in shedding unconscious tension and blocks. 

The Nidra Practice will be preceded by somatic yoga exercises that prepares the body for the stillness of the practice. 

This workshop will put you in touch with your own inherent capacity for self-healing by accessing the deep peace that resides at the core of your Being. You will learn simple techniques for lowering anxiety and stress while receiving the immediate benefits of the practice.  

Tension is our way of blocking out awareness of our body. Tension is a kind of wall… our eco-conscious mind puts up to keep the body at a distance, to keep what the body knows – all of the feelings, all of the unpleasant memories, all of the unwanted experiences, ... Identifying tension, entering tension and releasing tension is a way of softening the boundary between the vast unconscious knowledge of the body and our defensive, paranoid conscious mind. - Reginald Ray, Phd. and Somatic Meditation Teacher

Please don't drink caffeine for at least 3 hours prior to class. If you can then make sure you don't have anything demanding on your schedule after class. 

"Don’t: Worry about being an experienced yogi, knowing what to do with the props or feeling like an outsider. This gentle, slow-moving class is welcoming and forgiving. Besides, letting go of judgment is one of yoga’s core values."  - Heidi Raschke, StarTribune Review 

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