AUM Yoga Nidra

Laura Cherry @lauracherry

Swan River Yoga Uptown Shala - New Orleans, LA
5422 Magazine St

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

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Yoga Nidra, also known as "yogic sleep," or "sleep meditation," is an ancient yogic practice that began in India around 1,000 BCE. Yoga Nidra encourages the stage between sleep and wakefulness, where theta brainwaves dominate. The brain and body enter a state of profound restoration while you remain awake and aware. It's often said that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 2 hours of sleep.* In this class, we lie in Savasana and are led through a guided meditation in which we bring our attention to different aspects of the body, breath, and consciousness. Yoga Nidra is a form of pratyahara, or sense withdrawal, and is therefore an ideal preparation for meditation. This deeply restorative practice will revive your energy better than an espresso shot! Read more about the benefits of Yoga Nidra here: https://sleep.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41606-017-0009-4 ------- DETAILS ------- Yoga Nidra is $10 per person. Please book online here: https://schedulicity.com/scheduling/AY3LR6 Payment is also accepted by card on-site. Each AUM Yoga Meetup member gets their first class free! If you have not received your voucher, please contact me at lauracherryaum@gmail.com. If you would like to attend class at AUM but are experiencing financial difficulty, please email me at lauracherryaum@gmail.com. No one will be turned away. No experience necessary in yoga or meditation necessary. Upon entering the upstairs door, please remove your shoes and place them in the cubbies. You may leave on your socks. Then visit the check-in desk to the left. It is not recommended that you leave Yoga Nidra early. If for some reason this is unavoidable, please leave your mat, props, blankets, etc. where they are, and I will put them away after class. This causes the least disruption. All props such as mats, blankets, blocks, eye masks, and bolsters are available free of charge. Drinks in covered containers/bottles are allowed. No food, please. **Unfortunately, AUM is only accessible via one flight of stairs.** Questions? Please email me at lauracherryaum@gmail.com