Yoga Nidra

Gil Katz, E-RYT 500, WCS

Yoga Nidra

                            daytime and evening small group sessions held weekly

                                          private sessions can be tailored to your schedule and needs

                                                  contact Gil for details – studio location:  372 Central Park West @ 97th St

                                             

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                          nidra

 

                                                                                                    

Yoga Nidra, is an ancient yogic technique which systematically settles the nervous system and slows brain waves for an overall feeling of euphoria and inner peace.    Essentially the yoga of sleep. A version of deep sleep wherein the practitioner allows her/his thinking mind to relax and yet remain alert and aware via the deeper intelligence of your other-than-conscious mind.

                       

Some of the many Yoga Nidra benefits:

  • 20 Minutes of Yoga Nidra is equal to 3-4 hours of sleep
  • Great way to strengthen your Immune System
  • Experience complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation
  • Relief of Stress, anxiety and depression including PTSD
  • Refreshes and re-energizes- cover up those sleepless nights
  • Develop better concentration & sleep patterns

 Yoga-nidra or “yogi sleep” The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating, abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with PTSD. Left to itself the mind wanders through all kinds of thoughts — including thoughts expressing anger, craving, depression, revenge, self-pity, etc. As we indulge in these kinds of thoughts we reinforce those emotions in our hearts and cause ourselves to suffer. Mostly these thoughts are about the past or future. The past no longer exists. The future is just a fantasy until it happens. The one moment we actually can experience — the present moment — is the one we seem most to avoid. So in mindfulness we’re concerned with noticing what’s going on right now. That doesn’t mean we can no longer think about the past or future, but when we do so we do so mindfully, so that we’re aware that right now we’re thinking about the past or future. By purposefully directing our awareness away from such thoughts and towards the “anchor” or our present moment experience, we decrease their effect on our lives and we create instead a space of freedom where calmness and contentment can grow. Jon Kabat-Zinn