I am reaching out because I am organising short insta lives in the Easter Holiday and hopefully beyond to offer our teens with a method to relax, to curb anxiety, let go of stress and to reset the brain to actually take in the information they study.
If you want to know how & the science behind it, you can look up: https://hubermanlab.com
If you don't have time for hours of scientific chit chat, scroll down a little and just take in some of the facts.
As it appears: no teen, not even my own, wants to come to the studio. (Scary, boring, stupid)
So they can now ream in the benefits from their beds, in their hoodies with a pair of headphones.
The sessions are 20-25 minutes only, not to test their attention span or challenge any fomo for what is going on elsewhere on their phone.
Breathing. Nidra. Done.
Signing up happens here, just so I know who is coming: https://www.thematsanctuary.co.uk/retreats
Everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a teen. You need a rest or help concentrating; you are welcome.
Donations of £5, £8 or £12 can be made here: (one donation per family): https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2XSETYQSHG2LQ
I am hoping that this who can give and that those who can't join anyway.
You can also scan the code:
The low down:
Yoga Nidra, also known as "yogic sleep," is a relaxation technique that combines guided mental imagery with a specific yoga posture called Shavasana (lying down). The goal of yoga nidra is to promote a profound state of relaxation, which differs from sleep inasmuch as there is still an awareness of one's surroundings. This practice of lying down for about 10 to 30 minutes, is done while listening to a script that takes the individual through a progressive deep relaxation. It involves a body scan, some breathing techniques and is considered to be very restorative as one tends to emerge from yoga Nidra feeling greatly refreshed compared to how they felt prior to it. (Those of you who come to the studio in their lunch every Monday already know this to be true).
The practice has also been shown to reduce psychometrically measured indices of mild depression and anxiety. Yoga nidra is considered to be a useful tool to improve focus and concentration, as well as a way to master sleep and be more alert when awake. It is also considered to be a great tool to maximize productivity, physical and mental health with daily tools.
In conclusion, Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation technique that promotes deep relaxation and has many benefits for physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is a simple, yet effective tool that can be used by people of all ages and abilities.