Weekend Preparation for Meditation Series
Each session will include gentle hatha yoga and pranayama to prepare for stillness. Following that, each week will feature different techniques that will help to quiet the mind, still the body and calm the emotions. Topics & techniques to be covered: seated postures, pratyahara, yoga nidra, ajapa japa, trataka and mantra.
Type of Event
Workshops are from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Sat and Sun Nov 12, 13, 19, 20, 27, Dec 3, 4, 10 and 11. Note no class Nov 26.
NOV 12 FINDING YOUR SEAT | PRATYAHARA | YOGA NIDRA
Become aware of how the senses interfere with stillness and practice disengaging them. Introduction to yoga nidra. Yoga nidra practice.
NOV 13 YOGA NIDRA
Delve deeper into yoga nidra with more breath awareness and move toward controlling sensations.
NOV 19 AJAPA JAPA
The constant repetition of mantra is known as japa. Japa becomes ajapa (spontaneous) japa when it automatically repeats itself without effort. This technique can relieve the mind of tension and lead the practitioner to meditation.
NOV 20 TRATAKA
Trataka means to gaze steadily. Practice helps to improve concentration, memory, improve eye health and strengthen intuition. The practice leads to meditation.
NOV 27 AJAPA JAPA & YOGA NIDRA
Further stages of ajapa japa and yoga nidra will be explored.
DEC 3 MANTRA & YOGA NIDRA
Developing a mantra practice – the hows & whys. Maha Mrityunjaya practice. Yoga nidra practice.
DEC 4 MANTRA & YOGA NIDRA
Developing a mantra practice – the hows & whys. Gayatri Mantra practice. Yoga nidra practice.
DEC 10 YOGA NIDRA – A DAILY PRACTICE
Just 15 minutes of yoga nidra a day can begin to shift symptoms of stress that result in headaches, insomnia, skin irritations, digestive issues and so much more. Learn how to build your practice and support your practice.
DEC 11 YOGA NIDRA – A DAILY PRACTICE CONTINUED