THE NIDRA ROOM
A Space for Rest, Relfection, and Advice.
Yoga Nidrā is a practice within modern Yoga that takes the form of guided meditation in a state between wakefulness and sleep. Innovated by Swāmī Satyānanda Saraswati from the Bihar School of Yoga in 1976, this method creates the conditions for complete relaxation at the deepest levels of the body and mind.
The entire session takes places in a comfortable reclining position. The guide will lead the practitioner through a series of stages: relaxation, circulating awareness through the body, breathwork, perceiving the senses, visualisations, and externalisation. Even though in a complete state of stillness, the participant is awake and aware throughout.
The emphasis is to stay awake and not sleep, however, initially the practitioner may find sleep unavoidable with complete relaxation but the guide will be sure to gently wake the practitioner from any sleep/ unconscious state.
With practice, the intentions that the participants set in Yoga Nidrā tend to have profound results in their lives. More experience translates into dream and sleep Yoga practices.
Addressed for the modern age, this practice is noted for improving sleep, creative inspiration, lucid dreaming, stress reduction, and overall better wellbeing. There are great applications for high performance and practice of technical skills. Research into Yoga Nidrā as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has yielded interesting results. (See below for sources of further information)
THE NIDRA ROOM
An hour-long sessions are a personal Yoga/Meditation-meet-consultation applying Yoga Nidrā as a means of relaxing the body and easing the mind. It is also a safe and confidential shrine for chatting about the advice offered by Yogic philosophy and a great space to integrate the subtler aspects of Yoga.