Hello Busy Bees, this workshop is for you!
In this third installment of Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss, we will revisit the age old practices of Self massage, aromatherapy (in particular the relaxing and gentle extracts of lavender and chamomile), followed by a long and restful Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep). This potent combination of modalities is particularly healing and rejuvenating for the nervous system.
Self-massage is an essential tool for self care (and so easy to learn!), and sets the body up perfectly for the total relaxation of Yoga Nidra that follows. Aromatherapy further soothes the mind so that deeper and deeper levels of rest are possible. When we remove stress the body functions much more efficiently and the whole immune system gets a much-needed boost. Vitality and vibrant health are restored, and we have more energy to do the things we want to do!
Another very important aspect of Yoga Nidra is the combination of relaxation with Sankalpa. A Sankalpa is a positive statement or intention that we create as we enter into the practice, and that we reaffirm at the end. It is the Sankalpa that invites us to transform our lives, our very beings, as we look inside and ask ourselves the question “what does my heart desire?” This is such an important question to ask, and to ask often.
I hope that you will join me in this special Summer Solstice celebration of Self-care rituals. What a wonderful way to honor yourself and the changing season. Please feel free to bring a friend. No previous experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes (think pajamas) and leave the belts and bras behind. We have a limited amount of blankets, mats, and eye pillows available at the studio. If you have your own, bring them! Many of the Yoga Nidra Regulars bring their own pillows as well.
Posted by: Tracy Hodgeman
The next quarterly Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss is June 23 at 8 Limbs West Seattle. Register by June 18 for early bird rate.