Build internal heat with your breath, feel external heat when sweat drips onto your mat. Flow class will have you moving and breathing through your postures (asanas). Come prepared to explore your body and take on new challenges with invitations to experiment with movement through sun salutations and various asanas such as arm balances, inversions, twists, backbends, hip openers and more.
A blend of yang/yin; the first portion of class is a slower-paced flow through sun salutations and standing postures, geared towards those new to yoga or preferring a gentler practice. Followed with the passive long holds of yin to target joints, connective tissues, and fascia.
You will Love coming to Zen class, During this class you will Breathe...Stretch..and Release,
Loosen tension in every part of your body and mind. Close your eyes, still the body, and turn your awareness to the breath. Allow the breath to flow effortlessly, smoothly, and evenly. Then move your awareness systematically through the body, starting from the head and moving to the feet and back up again. Engage in simple stretches and postures that will cleanse, nourish, and strengthen all areas of your body and reduce overall tension levels; soften your face, jaw, eyes, root of the tongue, shoulders, upper back, belly, pelvic floor, and hip joints. During the class your instructor will use several manual thai yoga techniques and adjustments to help deepen your stretch and enduce muscle relaxation. Then focus on your breath—notice the breath dropping deeper into the body and becoming slow and smooth as internal tension releases.
No Experience Necessary
If you’re ready to reconnect with yourself on a daily basis, achieve your ideal work/life balance, and bring more peace of mind into your daily life, yoga nidra is here to help.. Improve Your Sleep and Reduce Insomnia
1. Sleep Better
We all know lack of sleep contributes to a whole list of other stresses. From burnout, depression, and a weak immune system, it’s important to get enough zzz’s every night. Incorporate yoga nidra at bedtime and you’ll fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
How? Yoga nidra slows the wavelengths in your mind as you enter a sleep-like state. The experience often starts with sensing the body and mindfully breathing to trigger the relaxation response in your body. This response balances both your left and right brain, plus the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, in preparation for yogic sleep.
2. Detach From Your Thoughts
In our yoga nidra meditation classes, you’ll immerse yourself into a natural resting state. As your mind begins to quiet, you’ll slowly start to recognize that your thoughts are simply thoughts as they come and go. As you develop a deeper awareness of yourself in this resting state, you’ll also learn to integrate this sense of mindfulness into your everyday life.
There’s power in being still and being able to quiet your mind, and yoga nidra can help you reach this state. Many people who maintain a regular yoga nidra practice report feeling rested after a mere 30 to 45 minute practice.Simply lie down on your back in savasana or corpse pose, close your eyes, and let the outside world melt away.
3. Release Tension and Pain
By becoming more aware of the sensations in your body, you become more aware of the stress and worries that hold you back.
Research on the overall benefits of yoga and yoga nidra has revealed improvements in emotional self-regulation—with reduced levels of depression, stress, and anxiety—and an increase in mood, quality of life, and well-being.
4. Connect with Yourself
Give yourself permission and the time to focus on your health and wellness everyday. Our yoga nidra classes are safe spaces where people from all walks of life can join.
Over time, yoga nidra creates more space in your mind, opens a window into your soul, and provides an opportunity to learn about yourself through a reflective and restful experience.
When challenging feelings start to arise, you can allow yourself to wholeheartedly experience these emotions. As you move through the practice and begin to understand your reaction, you’ll begin to release unwanted energy, connect with your consciousness, and liberate yourself from what no longer serves you.
5. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
A regular yoga nidra practice has all the potential to help you develop, change, or alter your routines and lifestyle for the better.
Over time, you’ll see the world with a different pair of eyes as you draw strength and joy from your surroundings and the present moment. Even in your darkest hours, it’ll be easier to find a moment of joy, happiness, or appreciation.