"In yoga Nidra the body sleeps, the mind rests, and the consciousness is active"
- Swami Satyananda
What is Yoga Nidra?
During the practice of Yoga Nidra we are moving away from the overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) which is relied upon when we are stressed or anxious and we use a series of practices to promote the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
We induce feelings of physical, mental and emotional relaxation taking you to that sleep state between being awake and going to sleep.
It can help increase the production of endorphins, balance the nervous system and help with deep skeletal and muscular relaxation
Who can practice Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is suitable for all including those who are pregnant. No previous experience in yoga or Yoga Nidra is required. It is ideal for those who are depressed, anxious, suffer from insomnia or holding onto physical tension in the body.
What can I expect from Katie Louise Yoga Nidra event?
We start the class with some gentle seated exercises to release the body of any tension the body may be holding onto from your week. I will then guide you through the the practice of Yoga Nidra thorugh rotation of consciousness of the body, awareness of breathing and visualisation.
After the practice is complete we will finish with some warm herbal teas promoting relaxation and some homemade treats.
What do I need to bring?
Bring anything you need to get yourself warm and comfy.
Blankets, quilts, pillows, warm jumpers and socks, even pj's and slippers are welcome!!
Lavender eye pillows will be provided along with a mat if you do not own one.