Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra
It’s the shortest day of the year – the Winter Solstice.
Smack-dab in the middle of the busy holiday season . . . parties, shopping, travel . . .
So many things to do! It’s exhausting.
Pamper yourself with a delicious time-out; a pause to rest in the quietude of winter.
Enjoy a restorative, rejuvenating, deeply relaxing session of yoga nidra.
Yoga nidra is a guided, multi-stage relaxation/meditation practice that takes to you that sweet spot between wakefulness and sleep – the alpha state (a slow brain-wave state). Here you can hover near the subconscious and listen more closely to your wise inner voice.
In this event, we'll take time to:
- move the body and breathe a bit
- then settle into the guided yoga nidra practice (usually practiced while lying on your back, but any position will work)
- we’ll emerge and sit in simple meditation
- then we’ll take time to write and discuss
- A quiet place where you won’t be interrupted
- Comfy clothing in layers to adjust for body temp fluctuations
- Space to lie down, usually on the floor, but a couch, recliner or bed will do
- Supportive props like blankets and pillows
- A journal/paper and pen
Bring a friend – it’s cheaper and makes a great holiday gift!
Michelle Stortz, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in yoga for cancer and chronic illness. She works in numerous medical settings in the Philadelphia area. Michelle has been studying in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition for the past 15 years, has trained in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum and is a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra facilitator. www.MichelleStortz.com