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Meditation and Yoga Nidra
June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm£27
Meditation and Yoga Nidra
Join us at The Rosewell Centre for Meditation and Yoga Nidra on Sunday 12 June between 2pm and 5pm.
The Rosewell Centre encourages a holistic approach to yoga that increases awareness and sensitivity to subtle energy and vibrations.
What is Yoga Nidra?
This style of yoga, also known as yogic sleep, is an immensely powerful technique for meditation, which differs from the flowing movements and holding of poses that you may associate with other types of yoga.
It is one of the simplest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While you rest comfortably in corpse pose (savasana), this meditation takes you through the five layers of self (pancha maya kosha) leaving you with a sense of completeness. It provides a space to explore what you need in the moment and offers an opportunity to work on freeing long-held emotions.
What are the benefits of Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra practice can help you find peace and enhance your wellbeing. It is an accessible meditation practice that focuses on nurturing multiple levels of wellbeing and, practiced with awareness and consistency, you will likely discover that you can find an increased feeling of peace in a short period of time.
Here are just a few of benefits:
- It is suitable for all – Yoga Nidra is a practice that everyone can do because it straightforward to follow for all ages. All your body needs to do is lie down on the floor, in a bed or sit in a comfortable chair.
- There is no incorrect way of doing Yoga Nidra – As you lie or sit down, you are only required to follow the voice that is guiding you. You may not remember all parts of the meditation and every time you come to practice you may come across a new experience — none of which is wrong. Falling asleep is also OK, you will still receive the benefits as the unconscious mind will absorb the practice.
- It is easy to incorporate into your day to day life – As Yoga Nidra is guided, there is no intense trying to clear the mind, bring awareness back to the breath or find another focus. In addition, a Yoga Nidra practice may only be five minutes or much longer, you can decide. Accommodating a practice as part of your bedtime routine is reported by some practitioners as being the easiest way to practise regularly and making it part of your day – simply put the guidance on, get comfortable in your bed and then drift off to a restorative sleep.
- It is a simple way to reduce stress – Yoga Nidra is profoundly restful and deeply relaxing, which is not usually found in your average meditation practice. The phases of body scan and breath awareness can be practiced to soothe the nervous system, leading to reduced stress and improved health and wellbeing.
- Yoga Nidra provides an opportunity to learn about yourself intimately – Yoga Nidra offers a non-judgmental and secure space that provides a window into yourself, to explore what you need in the moment and work on releasing long-held emotions. You are able to experience an emotion that you want to overcome, without jumping into it completely, meaning you experience the emotion without feeling it so completely that you become overwhelmed. As you move deeper into the practice of Yoga Nidra you will continue to experience the emotion and associated feelings and with time, free the long-held emotion.
Meditation and Yoga Nidra will follow:
- Introduction to your day
- Loosening your physical body
- Loosening your mind with breath work
- Seated meditation
- Break for sharing tea
- Yoga Nidra guided meditation in corpse pose or using the suspension of the aerial yoga hammocks.
Our Meditation and Yoga Nidra Instructor
Sue Hix is our fully qualified and highly experienced meditation and yoga instructor who will guide you in your practise. Learn more about Sue here.
How to Book
Please contact us to make your booking.
The Rosewell Centre has a warm and comfortable yoga studio, what we like to call our yoga dojo, and take advantage of fine weather to practise outside when possible.