Yoga nidra is a guided meditation practiced in savasana and used for many purposes, including deep relaxation and experiencing an expanded state of consciousness. Participants enter into the hypnogogic state, a state on the threshold of sleep where the mind and body are able to replenish and let go.
The workshop will begin with gentle asana to release tension, followed by a series of restorative poses accompanied by soothing hands-on adjustments and essential oils. The practice will end with a forty-minute yoga nidra. Visualizations, pranayama, and mantras will be integrated throughout the practice to help release inner tension and experience an expanded state of awareness.
The yoga nidra will include all nine steps of Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra, a system designed by Mona and Alan Finger. The practice will be followed by a discussion of the science behind this profound technique and its numerous benefits. Mona will discuss what she did in each of the nine steps, and participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and have their questions answered.
Mona Anand is a co–owner of ISHTA Yoga and a Yoga Master in the ISHTA lineage. Fifteen years ago she created her signature restorative/yoga nidra workshops, a style now emulated by teachers around the world. Mona has two yoga nidra trainings, Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra and Yoga Nidra and the Chakras, which she teaches internationally. She has an online subscription, “Yoga Nidra with Mona Anand,” on ISHTA online. Yoga nidra has been an integral part of Mona’s practice since she was first introduced to it in her teens growing up in Mumbai, India.