30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours of sleep
What is Yoga Nidra?
"Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. "Nidra" means "Deep Sleep" not "Dreaming" is a state of conscious Deep Sleep..... in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake."
Yoga nidra is like a ‘super nap’ that recharges, energises, focusses
the mind and brings calmness within. It is a complete rejuvenation package
– a must to relieve ourselves of daily stress in today’s busy world.
The benefits of a regular practice of Yoga Nidra:
Trains the mind
Relaxes the mind.
Enhances memory and learning capacity
Relieves anxiety and depression
Promotoes mental healing:
In a world where we just don’t give ourselves time to rest or simply be, Yoga Nidra is your own personal act of self love, care and healing.
The Yoga of Sleep
The theory behind yoga nidra is that it works on something called our body of energy or life force. In India this energy is known as prana, and in China it is called chi.
Nearly all spiritual traditions acknowledge the existence of a body of energy that permeates the physical body and is responsible for our health and well being. The aim of acupuncture and all martial arts, for example, is to balance and enhance the flow of life force in your body.
Yoga Nidra plays such an important part in preparing the body and mind to enter a meditative state, following a practice of yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation. I remember struggling to meditate when I initially started, but yoga nidra made it easier.
Yoga nidra also aims to enhance and balance this energy in an enjoyable and effortless way. Throughout the practice your attention will be guided to various parts of the body, activating the nervous system which helps increase a complete state of relaxation.
The more you practice yoga nidra, the better it gets.
"Sara's yoga nidra class is amazing!
There is always a lovely welcoming atmosphere created by Sara and the other class members and while there is a gentle sequence to follow you truly feel as if it is your practice, at your pace.
The first part is a lovely series of easy yoga postures with a different focus each time, then the second part is a wonderful combined relaxation and guided meditation.
Restorative is the perfect word to describe this class; I find that I leave the room each week feeling clearer, more supple and more energised - I actually feel years younger !
The effects last all through the next week too. My daily stress levels have been noticeably lower right from the first session because I'm more aware of where and when I'm holding tension in my body. Better still, I now have the ability to release it on the spot simply by standing or sitting still for a moment and recalling Sara's guiding words from the class.
I have attended several yoga classes over the years, but now thanks to Sara I feel as if I'm learning what the whole practice of yoga is truly about.
I'm so glad I found this class!"
Yoga nidra allows us to reach the most profound level of relaxation possible, It opens a doorway to a place where we can see ourselves and our lives in the most positive light.”
Rod Stryker, International Yoga Teacher
Yoga Nidra Classes
As a certified yoga therapist and yoga nidra facilitator, I ensure that the yoga nidra's I deliver are trauma-informed, safe and accessible to all. For this reason my yoga nidra's are written by me and delivered effectively.
Yoga nidra takes you to your deepest levels of relaxation, a coming home to your true self.
All you have to do is rest in your comfortable position and listen.
THE CLASS STARTS WITH A 30 MINUTE YOGA SEQUENCE, SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS AND ALL CAPABILITIES.
EVERY THURSDAY, 7pm - 8pm