Thursday, April 21, 2011

YOGA NIDRA happening Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"The next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community; a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the Earth." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Ones,
Yoga nidra is yoga without movement. Yoga nidra relaxes the body and the mind. It allows you to completely unwind and get in touch with your inner self. The benefits of yoga nidra are far reaching, and can be different for everyone. Yoga nidra is an ancient practice that is also referred to as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness that is done in a comfortable lying position. The goal of yoga nidra is full body relaxation and a deep meditative state that addresses physiological, neurological and subconscious needs using techniques including guided imagery, breathing, meditation, concentration and body scanning. The biggest benefit of yoga nidra is that anyone can do it. It doesn't involve physical expertise of any kind so even if you have a health condition, you can practice yoga nidra. Yoga nidra helps to quiet the overactive mind, promotes better sleep, eases anxiety and calms stress.  Dr Richard Miller (MY TEACHER), consultant for a study performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is both a psychologist and yoga instructor. The study used a yoga nidra protocol for active duty soldiers who were experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Results were promising for soldiers with PTSD. They were able to sleep better, felt less depressed and were more relaxed on a daily basis.

I invite you to UNWIND with us in YOGA NIDRA on Tuesday, May 10th @ 5:30pm at Mongoose Junction Yoga Center. No experience necessary Please bring a pillow and blanket. $15.00

call 643-6467 or email emoptician@aol.com to reserve your space