“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Gautama Buddha
Yoga Nidra is a form of deep and restorative relaxation whereby bringing your attention through guidance to different parts and functions of the body, you allow the mind to enter a state of slower brainwave activity yet retain a quality of quiet alertness.
In this state it is said that you can access the subconscious part of the mind where ideas and dreams can take form and root, therefore enabling you to plant seeds for the manifestation of your goals.
But that is not all that Yoga Nidra is about. It is not simply a tool that we go to when we need things but it is a continuous practice of learning to live more fully and mindfully, of remembering to rest profoundly.
In this session we will begin with a free flowing movement sequence that will allow us to soften and open up the body, as well as release pent up tension and excessive energy before settling very comfortably back on the mat.
Once on the mat we will begin the practice by simply observing the stimuli around us and the response of our senses to them. Gradually you will be guided into a conscious sleep which will enable the body to rest deeply and the mind to go past moving in circles, but instead settle in a quiet, content space.
Vicky delivers her yoga classes and workshops in a unique and original style aiming to aid and support every student on their way towards their physical, mental and spiritual aspirations. Emphasis is given on learning to recognise our body’s needs and creating an integrated sense of well-being for every practitioner on and off the mat.
Her classes are always warm and inclusive, ideal for leaving your day behind you and coming into the mindful practice of yoga. Expect to leave the class deeply relaxed from the wonderfully replenishing Yoga Nidra!