This class is beneficial for anyone suffering from insomnia, disturbing thoughts, self-criticism, mind chatter and inability to relax deeply. It is also beneficial for anyone desiring to improve their quality of life and re-set or reprogram their mindset for a more positive one, replace old no longer useful beliefs with the ones that are supportive and uplifting, and heal on a deeper level.
Yoga Nidra means psychic sleep. It is a state of consciousness where one is on the borderline between sleep and wakefulness. It is a state of inner awareness and contact with the subconscious and higher consciousness. A guided meditation practice is recommended in the initial stages of the practice. For this reason it is a good idea, if possible, to seek a guidance of a qualified Yoga and Meditation teacher to help guide you through the practice into a deeper state of consciousness.
Yoga Nidra brings a state of deep relaxation and can also be used as a preparation for sleep. Most people on the planet do not know how to have a restful sleep. They end up falling asleep while thinking over some problems, worrying about past or future events, which puts the body into a state of tension, stress and anxiety. They wake up feeling lethargic and unrested, snooze their alarm clocks several times and experience fatigue during the day.
It is possible to bring more quality to your sleep by simply practicing Yoga Nidra on a regular basis. It will help to relax the whole body and mind. The sleep will become more deep and restful, with fewer hours needed for sleep, and you will wake up feeling refreshed, reenergised, rejuvenated and vibrant.
During the practice of Yoga Nidra the physical centres of the body become introverted. This is called Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses). When the mind is concentrated on the centre, blood and energy are drawn to it, and this causes withdrawal of the senses at that centre. In the deep state of relaxation that results from the practice, tension is released, and the mind becomes clear, the thoughts become more powerful. In psychic sleep we tap directly into our inner personality, our core, and are able to change our deep seated attitudes, beliefs and values towards ourselves, our lives, and others. It is a method of going within, and has been used by yogis since the dawn of time to bring them face to face with the inner true self.
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Sessions can be offered in English and in Russian. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.