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Yoga Nidra Workshop

"Yoga Nidra - Yogic Sleep" with Menieke

Saturday 24th of September, 2 pm @ Stadionweg

Experience the powerful practice that induces a complete state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Access the borderline state between wakefulness and sleep to receive the benefits of meditation without trying to still the mind. Release unwanted habits, tension and self-limiting beliefs.

 

Yoga Nidra Amsterdam

Yoga Nidra Amsterdam

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different to meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state where his senses are internalized, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

The practice of yoga nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
They say one hour of yoga nidra is the same as 4 hours of sleep.

 


Menieke Yoga Amsterdam

Menieke

With a background in personal training and coaching, Menieke's approach to Yoga is one that encourages the synchronicity between body, mind and breath. Since 2007, the practice of yoga has given her the opportunity to learn and work with inspiring teachers throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. After traveling and studying in these places for over a year she decided to come back to Amsterdam to teach. Inspired by Buddhism and the 8 limbs of Yoga, her classes are characterized by exploring and observing without any judgement. “You do not use the body to get into the pose, you use the pose to get into your body."