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Yoga Nidra at the Yoga Space, Leeds, Every 1st Friday of the Month

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a wonderful deep relaxation which supports your asana (physical yoga) practise and helps you find deep rest and stillness, reducing daily stress by teaching pratyahara - turning attention inward for your own healing awareness and dharana - concentration, meditation to deepen your yoga.

Where

Chapel House, Leeds West Yorkshire, GB LS72JF
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When

Feb 5
2016
19:00 pmto20:15 pm

Price

£10

£10 drop in or please use Yoga Space class pass

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This is a special time of inner nourishment just for you.
Starting on the 5th February, 7-8.15pm, a new class of Yoga Nidra at the Yoga Space, Meanwood rd, Leeds. This will be a monthly class on the 1st Friday of the Month and will feature the delight of a crystal singing bowl & sound bath at the beginning or end of each session.

"Everybody's treasure… Yoga nidra is a great treasure, a potent meditative resource for healing, insight, and empowerment. It's a state of consciousness in which we are invited to re-encounter the essential truth of who we really are. Yoga nidra provides us with the opportunity to experience deep freedom. It welcomes us all home to ourselves.” Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
"The great difference between a yogi and an ordinary man is that he has awakened a dormant faculty in man called awareness, whereas the ordinary man has not. He is always aware. He is called a drastha – a seer. He is the witnesser of events. Your aim on the path to realising and awakening your dormant potential should be to gradually unfold this faculty of awareness within you. Become a seer.” Paramhansa Satyananda, from “Lessons in Nidra”

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a wonderful deep relaxation which supports your asana (physical yoga) practise and helps you find deep rest and stillness, reducing daily stress by teaching pratyahara - turning attention inward for your own healing awareness and dharana - concentration, meditation to deepen your yoga.

We will start with light seated stretches to prepare the body, sense into our intention with ancient mantra, then lay down in Shavasana (corpse pose) with soft blankets and as many pillows as you wish to deeply rest your body while you are guided through a journey of great inner discovery.

The 8 stages of the Yoga Nidra Practice:

1) Internalization / Relaxation – preliminary preparation of the body.
2) Affirmation (Sankalpa) – A personal goal previously decided upon is declared silently. 3) Rotation of Consciousness – the consciousness is taken on a tour of the whole body in a structured fashion.
4) Respiration awareness – a period of awareness of the breath at special positions in the body.
5) Manifestations of Opposites – pairs of feelings and emotions are experienced.
6) Creative Visualization – Various Archetypal images are visualized mentally.
7) Affirmation (Sankalpa) is repeated and, now in a highly suggestible state of consciousness, is programmed into the subconscious mind.
8.) Externalization / Return to Full Awareness – a careful and gradual return to a normal state.

Immediate physical benefits, such as reduced stress and better sleep brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity.
Has the potential to heal psychological wounds, emotional healing and well-being. Said to be one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight,

Connect internally, and find a sense of calm in the mind and body, releasing muscle tension, lower blood pressure, slow down heart rate and regulate breathing. It’s rejuvenating and a great way to re-charge your batteries after a busy week.

Emma has trained with Uma Dinsmore - Tuli for Yoga Nidra and passionately shares Yoga Nidra as a transformative meditation and healing tool that can allow access to understand and renew your whole body and life.

She is also a fully trained and certified Yoga Teacher with Sun Power Yoga & Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher. Sweaty Betty Ambassador, Meditation leader, Holsitic therapist, Reiki master and Mum of two super boys.

Please book online through the Yoga Space, Leeds with class pass or Drop in is £10, please let us know if you can join us every month. 359/Yoga-Nidra