Floating Yoga Nidra and Gong Meditation
What is Yoga Nidra?
Commonly known as yogic sleep, yoga nidra is a powerful meditation technique that can be practiced by people of any age or physical ability.
Students lay in savasana and follow the voice that will guide them through their meditation. Here at Desert Air Yoga they lay in the aerial yoga hammock that provides a protective cocoon and sensation of weightlessness. There is absolutely NO expectation of what students may experience in their yoga nidra session. It is likely that students will remember certain parts of the meditation--but not everything. It is OKAY to fall asleep (students that are asleep will be gently wakened by the instructor). Each time you come to the practice you may experience something totally different. Nothing is wrong. Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. The stages of body scan and breath awareness alone can be practiced to calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health.
What is a Gong Sound Bath?
A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where the gong, among other similar instruments, is played in a therapeutic way to bring about relaxation. Following the yoga nidra session that puts you in a meditative yogic sleep state, the gongs are played very softly. The volume is increased as the session progresses, but always at a therapeutic level. The playing technique is changed frequently throughout the session so the brain cannot follow a fixed rhythm, allowing entrainment to occur. This type of entrainment helps practitioners maintain a Theta brainwave frequency. Theta waves are defined as brainwave frequencies between 4 and 7 Hz. Theta waves occur during dreaming sleep - or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, although they also occur during deep meditation.
How Can I Register?
Floating Yoga Nidra and Gong Meditation happens on the last Saturday of every month at Desert Air Yoga.
**Cancelled for Memorial Day weekend (May 26th)
The session runs from 4:00-5:30 pm. It is recommended that practitioners arrive 10 minutes early. This is so they can check in and relax before the session starts. It is best to start this type of meditation on an empty bladder (avoid caffeinated beverages for at least 3 hours before the start of the meditation).
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Early Bird Price $35
Day of Event: $45