This class is aimed at tired people who need a chance to relax and recoup. “Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning “union” and Nidra means “dream”. Therefore, in Yoga Nidra the mind of the individual, the body and the intellect are in a complete state of relaxation and may even seem to be sleeping, but in reality, their consciousness is active and functioning at a higher level deep. In a person’s yoga dream they are taught how to get out of the waking state, go beyond the dream state and even go into deep sleep, but nevertheless stay awake.”
People have joked about yoga Nidra being basically organised adult sleeping. But apparently; 1 hour of yoga Nidra is the equivalent to 4 hours deep restful sleep.
The class entails a 60 minute Yoga Nidra Relaxing meditation. We’ll begin with some mobilisation for the body to stretch and ease out your joints. We’ll do a few rounds of Surya Namaskara (sun salutations) and then when the body is happy and mobile, we’ll take it to the mat and lie supine for the meditation section.
Ferret will guide the class through the meditation which includes a full body scan and mindfulness practice.
This is done whilst essential oils are being diffused and relaxing music is played.
At the end of the guided meditation Ferret will play her traditional handmade Nepalese singing bowls and sing a soothing mantra chant.
The type of people who would enjoy this class are those who live a busy ‘yang’ lifestyle and find it difficult to relax.
The benefits of this class are
• Deep skeletal-muscular relaxation, removal of blockages and physical pain.
• Balance of the nervous system and increase the production of endorphins, the hormones of happiness, and on the other hand lower levels of immunosuppressants, noradrenaline and cortisol.
• Reduction of the rhythm of our brain waves and harmonization of the two hemispheres.
• Stress relief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hypertension.
• One hour of yoga Nidra practice equals four hours of natural sleep.
• Development and use of non-analytical mind for personal growth purposes.
• Mental reprogramming and proposal of objectives.
• Increased learning capabilities, memory, intuition, creativity.
• Spontaneous manifestation of our inner potential and our resources.
• Cleansing of the subconscious and limiting memories.
• Lucidity to deal with conflicting situations.
• Deep meditative states.
• Expansion of altered states of mind.
• Integral harmonization.