Yoga Nidra- Deep Relaxation

With Kevin Kortan

  • Are you feeling tired or tense?
  • Would you like to have more energy, be more relaxed?
  • Would you like to improve your memory and concentration?
  • Would you like to free yourself from emotional reactivity and negativity?

Yoga Nidra induces deep relaxation throughout your entire body and mind and enables you to eliminate stress and resolve personal problems and trauma. It neutralizes anxiety, fear, anger, depression and insomnia. It teaches you how to enter deep meditation, and in its ultimate form, Yoga Nidra helps you unravel the mystery of life and answer the questions, "Who am I?" and "What is enlightenment?"

Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of yogic meditation. Kevin teaches a modern adaptation of Yoga Nidra, also called iRest®, developed by his main Yoga Nidra teacher, Richard Miller.  Yoga Nidra helps you break free of self-limiting patterns, emotions and beliefs so that you may live a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety and suffering. In its ultimate form, Yoga Nidra reveals the secret of enlightenment and introduces you to your True Nature as joyful and radiant Presence.

There are many studies that have proven the efficacy of relaxation and meditation. The great thing about Yoga Nidra is that it lures you into meditation effortlessly, through the valley of deep relaxation. You find yourself ascending the slopes of meditation without even "trying to meditate". All this while lying down! It can also be practiced seated or standing, and then throughout one's daily life.

Herbert Benson, associate professor at Harvard Medical School says, “How can we deal with our feelings of stress? … modify our behavior by regularly invoking the relaxation response” which “can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” This practice offers tangible tools to:

  • profoundly relax
  • deeply rejuvenate
  • sleep well
  • improve your digestion, memory, and concentration
  • de-stress
  • support your immune system
  • reduce pain and fatigue
  • improve your flexibility
  • resolve personal problems and trauma
  • neutralize anxiety, fear, anger, depression, and insomnia.

These workshops and classes usually begin with some gentle, mindful movements and segue into the practice of Yoga Nidra. Kevin also teaches iRest® - Yoga Nidra one on one.  Many say ‘I finally found a practice that allows me to deeply relax and meditate.’  Come and try it for yourself.

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