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FREE Yoga Nidra Taster Session

  • The Yoga Studio 53-57 Rodney Road Cheltenham, England, GL50 1HX United Kingdom (map)

Yoga Nidra Taster Session

Yoga nidra or 'Yogic sleep' is a guided meditation which softly and gently folds you into your consciousness and sends you deep into a parasympathetic nervous system state aka 'rest and repair'.

The body will be totally relaxed in a reclined, or semi reclined position and we will gradually move into a deep state of 'no thought mind', by gradually moving your attention around the nerve rich centres of the body. The aim here is not to fall asleep, rather to withdraw almost completely (but not quite) from all 5 of the senses. The whole session will be completely guided, with extended periods of silence between instruction to allow you to experience the full effect.

Yoga nidra has been shown to improve chronic pain and has also been used in the US army to help military personnel with PTSD by improving their symptoms of stress. It has also been shown to improve heart function, especially heart rate variability. It works by increasing the dopamine levels in the brain, reducing stress, feelings of anxiousness and aiding deep healing, physical and emotional.

The studio has bolsters, blocks and blankets but if you feel you need your own props to feel comfortable then please do. Please wear very, very comfortable, loose fitting clothing (maybe even pjs!) It is essential that you are very comfortable and the right temperature for this practice.

Yoga Nidra Taster Session
with Rosie Wooler

Cost : this class will be a charity class - donations greatly appreciated for Mind, the mental health charity

*Book : to book your place, please contact Reception.

(*spaces are limited and these sessions are usually waitlist only, for that reason we ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you can’t come so that we can offer your space to someone else).