Restorative Afternoon

Deep Rest

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“Release of tension, relaxation and peace of mind are the secret of transformation.”
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Deep rest is essential for our wellbeing, yet how many of us feel we are sleeping as well – and as much – as we would like? Apparently not many of us. The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report showed that almost a third of British people have suffered from sleeping problems for more than five years, and that the hours we devote to the glorious act of sleep have dropped since 2013. When the quality of and quantity of our sleep declines, we start to see the impact in our waking life as our physical and mental stamina begins to decline, and we begin to lose our vitality and lust for life.

This workshop offers the tools of restorative yoga and yoga nidra as ways to reclaim your right to rest. Restorative yoga allows the body to access states of calm, to relax muscles, and to find space for the breath. It is accessible, supportive and very refreshing.

Yoga nidra is a form of meditation through deep relaxation. It helps us to access the delta brainwaves which are associated with deep sleep. It is in the delta brainwave that stimulates the body’s ability to heal and regenerate, and is one reason that sleep is so important. Whilst yoga nidra is not a replacement for sleep, it can certainly help us to find deep rest by helping us activate not only delta brainwaves, but also activating brainwaves associated with meditation and creativity. Whilst our attention is not to fall asleep during yoga nidra, we can experience very deep rest whilst in the state of meditation.

This workshop is for anyone who would like to feel more rested, more well and more at peace.