Yin & Yoga Nidra special
With Rikke Steenberg
We invite you for two delicious hours of Yin, Breath and Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra, also known as the yogic sleep, has its roots in the traditional yoga, we practice today and is an important part of any yoga practice. We live such busy lives these days and Yoga Nidra is more than relevant for us today as it was 2600 years ago when it was first mentioned in the Indian scriptures, the Vedas.
FRI 26 NOV
19.30 - 21.30
What is Yoga Nidra?
In Yoga Nidra we find ourselves in a state between being awake and asleep. In this state the body is asleep, the senses are turned away from the outer world and through the ‘I’ we can observe ourselves from a clear sky. Through regular practice Yoga Nidra is known to reduce anxiety, stress and sleep-problems.
The Yoga Nidra practice is build on stages, or preparations, for the actual Nidra. On this evening, will start out with some soft Yin yoga to prepare the body, getting rid of any tensions, and helping to find calm and relaxation. Then we start to turn our focus inwards via the practice of Pratyahara, gently closing off our senses from the outer world.
Through pranayama we allow the body, mind and breath melt together to find unity and peace before we start on our yoga Nidra journey, travelling through the different stages of Sankalpa, Rotation of Consciousness, Opposites and more for about 45 min.
The yoga Nidra practice will end with a soft reawakening, accompanied by gentle Handpan sounds and always room for sharing afterwards.
We suggest you eat a light, warming meal before coming to the event so you don't get hungry in the evening. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring any favourite blankets/eye pillows if you wish. You are welcome to bring your own mat otherwise we have some to be borrowed. We will provide bolsters, blankets and blocks for your use.