Mon, Apr 29 | 288 Garfield St

Yoga Nidra @ Grayton Beach

Join us on the beautiful sandy beaches of Grayton Beach to melt away your stress with a science-based, yoga nidra meditation. This meditation will be guided by Courtney Connell, a Yoga Alliance certified instructor. Tickets are $10 and must be bought in advance online.
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Yoga Nidra @ Grayton Beach

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
288 Garfield St, 288 Garfield St, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA

About the Event

Bring a blanket, perhaps even a pillow and get ready to take a journey within. If it is chilly outside, I suggest you bring two blankets, one to go beneath you, and one to have for extra warmth.

New to Yoga Nidra? Read all about it below:

The Practice of Yoga Nidra:

Yoga Nidra is very simple. You lay on your back, relax and listen to the instructor. A typical practice begins with relaxation, then a resolve is made by the student to themselves ( this is something that the student wants to plant within their subconscious, the instructor does NOT influence or even know the resolve). Once a resolve is made, the instructor moves into a rotation of consciousness by calling out parts of the body. The student simply listens and thinks about that part of the body without actually moving it. After the rotation of consciousness there is the counting of the breath, brief visualization and then a slow ending.

The purpose of the method above is to activate and then shutdown / relax parts of the brain. Yoga Nidra shuts down the part of the brain that intellectualizes and analyzes, leaving only the subconscious to play. Unlike hypnosis though, this guided meditation gives the instructor no power over the student. As Swami Satyananda Saraswati says, "In dreams you have no control, in Yoga Nidra you are the creator of the dream."

Intensity:

There is no physical intensity as you are laying on your back. Mentally, this can be very intense, especially if there has been past trauma.

Duration:

45 - 60 minutes

Benefits:

  • Yoga Nidra and the benefits of meditation are still being examined, though new case studies and reports are often published citing:
  • Significantly reduces stress and stress hormones, such as cortisol, within the body
  • Stimulation of the left-prefrontal cortex, associated with happiness and good decision making
  • Controls Anxiety
  • Fosters emotional health and self-awareness
  • Increases Attention Span and the ability to problem-solve
  • May enhance memory and fight age-related memory loss
  • Has been shown to help fight addictions
  • Has been shown to reduce chronic pain
  • Has been shown to temper aggression and anger
  • Decreases blood pressure

If you want to take this study deeper, I strongly recommend reading the book Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

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