Conscious Relaxation – Conscious relaxation is similar to a guided meditation but it induces full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. It is also known by the name Yoga Nidra. It is also practiced lying down, with the aid of blankets and props to comfort and support your body. It is an ancient but lesser known yogic technique described as “the sleep that awakens pure being.”
We will do a few stretches beforehand, but keep in mind that this meditation is a little different than a typical guided meditation. We are bombarded daily with excessive stimulation (smartphones, computers, the media, and life in general) and it clashes with our natural rhythms. This can cause us to be under-rested and then have to down cup after cup of coffee to keep us “alive” through the day.
This session is a conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is said that its restorative nature for just one hour is the same as four hours of regular sleep. We will move the mind from inner chatter to calm peace, so you can move into deep rest when you return home.