Yoga nidra (Sanskrit: यग नद्र) or yogic sleep) is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well.WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Mat, or something soft to lie on. There are no mats available to borrow in the spaces.
- Water Bottle
- Notepad and pencil/pen (recommended)
*Yoga mats are available to purchase for 24€ each. Non-toxic materials, variety of colors, size: 63cm x 183cm. Follow link to our online store to purchase: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioId=39852&stype=43&prodid=10162
Mats can be delivered to our classes in the locations in 75001 (St. Roch), 75015 (Etienne Pernet) and 75009 (Studio Bleu). Once ordered, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know during which class and at which location you would like to pick up your mat. Please bring your receipt to the class. In some cases a few days notice may be needed to make sure the mat is at the class, so we appreciate your patience if and when this happens.WHAT TO WEAR
Throughout the class we may take some mild stretches to keep the blood flowing, but full yoga gear is not necessary. This class can be practiced in your day clothes, and it is always advisable to be comfortable in what you are wearing to avoid any mind distractions.CLASS LEVEL
We are all at unique places within our own specific journeys. This class will meet you right where you are. Everyone is welcome to join.DIRECTIONS
Please verify class location or address on our schedule as we have several venues in Paris: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/apps/mindbody/list-schedule
Location details can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact
When you enter the building, look to follow the Affordable Yoga signs to your specific room.
Any problems, follow link for teacher's phone numbers: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact
*Please note that there is limited mobile phone reception at the studios. If you need to contact the instructor, please do so at least 20 minute before the start of class. Since our teachers will be busy checking in students with their personal smartphones starting 15 minutes before class, please send a text as opposed to calling as they will most likely not be able to take a call. No communication will be possible after the start time of class.HEALTH SCREENING
Please notify your instructor if you have undergone any recent surgeries or are currently experiencing any physical injuries. While yoga has many very beneficial health effects, we want to know how to best work with each of our student’s individual restrictions. Please consult a doctor if you have any personal concerns about practicing yoga or fitness.