Shoulder and neck release workshop!
Come and join Paula for a yoga session on shoulder and neck release! on Sat 29th Feb 10am to 12.30pm
We will begin with some calming breath work which will help calm the body and mind helping you to step back into the physical body again leaving the chatter of the mind. We will then move on to releasing the neck and shoulders with some stretches which will take us into a slow yoga flow still working with releasing through the neck and helping to relax the shoulders. The session will finish with a deep meditation called yoga Nidra. You will walk away feeling relaxed and calm with more feeling of lightness and space in the shoulders and neck.
What you will get from this workshop is the tools to help relax the shoulders and loosen the neck but also that feeling of relaxation and calmness through the body and mind.
What is yoga nidra? Nidra, meaning sleep, is a deep relaxation form of yoga, and a technique to awaken the connection between body, mind, and soul. The practice is like a deep sleep while you are still awake.
This ancient practice is becoming more popular as a form of meditation and mind-body therapy, and has multiple physical benefits. Below you’ll find just 3 of the benefits of yoga nidra.
1. Reduce Your Stress
Suffering from hypertension, hypothyroidism, or poor sleep? Deep relaxation exercises are known to reduce blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve sleep.
They can also stimulate thyroid function, reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal insufficiency (although there is a lack of scientific evidence to back this up) and aid in the recovery of muscle fatigue and repair.
2. Bring Joy Into Your Life
The practice of yoga nidra has some pretty powerful psychological benefits as well. It can assist in healing psychological wounds and assists those dealing with depression and dependency.
It brings a profound sense of joy and well-being to the practitioner.
3. Connect with Yourself
Taking this one step further, yoga nidra is also a way to connect with your deeper, spiritual self. It restores the body, senses, and mind to their natural function and awakens a subconscious awareness that allows you to feel no separation. Oneness, wholeness, tranquility, and well-being are experienced on a Universal level.
This beautiful sensation comes to those who are available to receive it; an all-encompassing unconditional love for self and the Universal self, which are understood to be the same thing.
How is All This Achieved by Just Lying There?
Although you are lying down during the practice, by no means are you doing nothing. A teacher will guide you through the practice, using techniques such as hypnotherapy, autosuggestion, and conscious relaxation to take you deep into the nidra.
After going into the deepest point of conscious relaxation, you are brought out of it and back into the present state. At this point you reconnect with yourself and the world around you, using your experience to guide your interactions as you live in the moment, moment to moment.
This workshop will be held at big rock climbing centre mk108ag