Join renowned yoga and meditation teacher Cari Merriam and embark on a journey through the senses for a one time only yoga nidra meditation experience.
Yoga nidra, a Sanskrit term meaning “yogic sleep” is a deep relaxation technique and a form of meditation.
Also called “psychic sleep,” yoga nidra is a state between sleeping and waking. The body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions; much like a guided meditation. Performing yoga nidra involves practicing pratyahara (“withdrawal of the senses”).
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Yoga nidra was practiced by ancient gurus and sages as a way to consciously become aware of their samskaras, or the “impressions of the mind”. Through awareness they found they could also use this same practice to purify their samskaras in order to come closer to liberation, or moksha.
The practice of yoga involves pratyhara (withdrawing of the senses), pranayama (specific breathing techniques), and focused concentration, or dharana in Sankrit.
In yoga nidra, the practitioner enters their alpha state and their focus shifts to the third eye chakra(sahasrara). It also stimulates the hormones in the pineal gland, which releases melatonin — a hormone that reduces stress, boosts the immune system and helps prevent illness. Regular practice helps harmonize the brain hemispheres, promoting better mental performance.
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