YOGA NIDRA - MIDDAY CLASS ON TUESDAYS
Maybe some of you noticed we added new classes to our colorful schedule. One of the classes is midday class on Tuesdays - Yoga Nidra. Have you ever tried this specific practice? I have, but only once. Still when I lived in USA, one of my friend was offering classes. I do remember how much I enjoyed it. But since then I did not get opportunity to practice again. Until today. I have decided to stay for Janaki class. It was three of us there today, so the setting and mood was very pleasant and comfy. Janaki invited us to start with the three sounds of OM together which is always good start for practice. Do you know Yoga Nidra is actual translated as Yogic sleep? Hey, who would not want to sleep in the middle of the day? But actually, Janaki instructed us to try not to fell asleep during the practice. The practice is done in the most known pose - Shavasana - the pose of corpse. So, laying on the floor on your back.
Janaki gives clear and gentle instructions, well...she rather leads you through the practice with clear voice on how to relax, be aware you are relaxing and still being able to let go, to watch of what you are letting go. Yoga Nidra teaches us how to consciously take our attention to different parts of the body and relax them. And this is very refreshing, not easy always to do, there were moments where I felt I got deeper into the relaxed state and stopped following her voice, but was still aware of my body, on the mat, in the room.
After 40 minutes or so, we were done, we were asked to invite movement back to body, to stretch the body and slowly come up to sit down, to finish this wonderful refreshing practice with three OMs again.
Come, let yourself be relaxed, refreshed and renewed. In the middle of the day. In the middle of the city.
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