Summer Solstice Yoga Nidra
At Yama Yoga (231 E. Buffalo St. in Milwaukee’s Third Ward)
$25 at the door, $20 in advance. (Sign up will be available soon at Yama Yoga’s website)
Friday, June 23, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
The Summer Solstice marks the longest exposure of sunlight the onset of summer, and a shift where daylight hours gradually shortening back to balance between light and dark. The summer solstice is a time to honor our connection with the sun, the nourishment it provides, and the fire element’s nature to catalyze change. According to the Chandogya Upanishad, the Hita nadi connects the heart of each individual to the sun, making this a time to celebrate by all that recognize this nourishing connection. This summer solstice yoga nidra practice will focus on our connection to the sun, fire’s ability to burn away impurities, and will leave us transformed, nourished, and energized for the most abundant time of year.
Yoga nidra is a practice of yogic sleep, in which the practitioner reaches the deepest state of relaxation while maintaining a fully lucid consciousness. Yoga nidra develops a deeper relationship with your Self, cleanses the body and mind of tension, and related symptoms including headaches, neck tension, digestion disruptions, insomnia, and has been proven to benefit survivors of PTSD, and chronic pain. Yoga nidra decreases cortisol levels, depression, anxiety, promotes physical and psychological wellbeing, vitality, general health, stress management (Srivastava, Neena, Khushbu Rani, Sc Tiwari, Uma Singh, Gg Agrawal, and Archana Ghildiyal. “Impact of Yoga Nidra on Psychological General Wellbeing in Patients with Menstrual Irregularities: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” International Journal of Yoga 4.1 (2011): 20. Web.).
You will be first guided through surya bhedana, a pranayama practice that increase internal heat and digestive power, soothes and invigorates nerves, and cleanses sinuses, and then a yoga nidra practice that will journey between an awakened state and a deep sleep of the body. Expect to feel totally relaxed and free from all external situations, circumstances, etc.
According to John Sharkey, a Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, and European Neuromuscular Therapist, when researchers measure bones, and depth, or thickness, or length, none of the bones have even a similarity, that each person’s bone shapes, “attachment sites” of muscles, and routes of nerves are individually unique. So how could we expect any two people to do a yoga posture the same way? Two people cannot do a posture in the same way, because we each have indivual movement capabilities, ranges of motion, bone lengths, etc. Private yoga allows you and I to find the best alignment for Your body, getting rid of what a posture “should” look like based on an imagined model body.
Whether you are new to yoga or a well established practitioner, private yoga is a wonderful and efficient way to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga in a setting that allows for open conversation, more personalized attention, and the ability to focus on what you want or need.
Contact me to find out details and to schedule your private, specialized class Here. Before scheduling our first private class together, we will have a brief conversation to ensure that you will receive what you are seeking out of a private session with me.
Private yoga sessions start as low as $70 per session; the price is dependent on location.
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