Restorative yoga + yoga nidra for the season of winter

Restorative yoga + yoga nidra for the season of winter

jo bregnard
Teacher: 
Yoga Style: 
Yoga Nidra
Class Length: 
60 min
Intensity: 
Gentle workout
Purpose: 
Awareness
Calm
Relaxation
Conditions: 
Anxiety
Pre/post natal
Sleep
Props: 
Blanket
Need some R&R during the shorter days of winter? Follow gentle movements that slide into some restorative postures at the beginning of class, and then settle into a super-sized savasana with yoga nidra. Yoga nidra provides a guided meditation with visualizations, rotation of consciousness, and the opportunity to set a resolution that you can carry with you outside of this practice. This class happens to provide some specific instructions for students who may be pregnant. Follow the directions I provide to Katie, who uses a chair for the opening posture, taking a supported version of child's pose (Balasana) with her head on a hand pillow on the seat of a chair. If you're pregnant, you may be more comfortable resting on your left side during the yoga nidra portion of class. You can have both knees bent with support between them--find a place that's more comfortable for you. You might hear the gentle flames from the gas fireplace warming our cozy yoga practice space. If you'd like to join us aromatically, you might choose to diffuse some Australian sandalwood oil during your practice. It's nice to have a pillow or some other soft support for your head. But remember, no sleeping ;) Photo credit: Fournier & Malloy Photographers
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