relaxation

Yoga Nidra Relaxation Exercise

Yoga Nidra is a style of yoga which emphasizes reaching a deeply meditative state through gentle breathing and visualization exercises. The word nidra in fact means sleep, and state of meditation is described as a waking sleep, in which you are conscious but completely resting in body and mind. The result for most students is attaining a level of relaxation and ease they've never felt.

Here is a simple 10-minute Yoga Nidra exercise in which you move your attention to different spaces of the body in a repeating pattern. You'll begin lying down in a comfortable position, with your head and limbs supported in a way that there is as little strain on your body as possible. (You can find ideas for a comfortable savasana pose here.)

Class Recordings: December 21, 2017

I am working on sharing audio recordings of live classes, and I have a couple from yesterday's class ready to share. I intend to keep them all on my Patreon page, so you can access them for a home practice if you can't make it to class or want to do a guided yoga routine between classes.

Both classes have a similar sequence of yoga poses, and a focus on lengthening exhale. The meditation is intended to bring a sense of lightness and kindness in preparation for holiday celebrations. You will want a chair and a towel or blanket handy for the morning class, and possibly for the evening class as well.

Thursday, 10:30 am, 12/21/17
Thursday, 5:30 pm, 12/21/17

You can stream these audio recordings completely free.If you try the links out, I appreciate your input on the recordings. Thank you, and I hope you find them useful!