Wed, Nov 22|
Gratitude on Earth Yoga Nidra
Earth teach me acceptance - as the leaves that die each fall. Earth teach me renewal - as the seed that rises in the spring. Earth teach me to forget myself - as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me to remember kindness - as dry fields weep with rain.
Time & Location
Nov 22, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
THR, 3701 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235, USA
About The Event
"Earth, Teach Me"
Earth teach me quiet - as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering - as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility - as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth teach me caring - as mothers nurture their young. Earth teach me courage - as the tree stands alone. Earth teach me limitation - as the ant that crawls on the ground. Earth teach me freedom - as the eagle that soars in the sky. Earth teach me acceptance - as the leaves that die each fall. Earth teach me renewal - as the seed that rises in the spring. Earth teach me to forget myself - as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me to remember kindness - as dry fields weep with rain.
Spiritual practice can be expanding, matching the abundance of the natural world. Yoga Nidrā is a guided spiritual practice designed to reorient one’s attention from the external to the internal, subtle experiences, within the body. In Yoga Nidrā we enter a space of non-action in order to simply be an “observer,” neutral to the contents of experience, whether occurring outside or inside of the body. By occupying a neutral, non-reactive state, we are able to be with those contents in a new way, without reinforcing our automatic, pre-programmed patterns. This practice of “witness awareness,” combined with a sequence of techniques that induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, allow us to hover in the liminal space between wake and sleep where the subconscious and unconscious realms of the mind can be easily accessed. Here, the mind becomes much more receptive, impressionable and malleable, allowing the brain and body to undergo a re-wiring and reconditioning process to interrupt long-standing tensions, unhelpful behaviors, habits, misperceptions and self-limiting beliefs. The psycho-emotional limitations that have been our operational norm can be dismantled at the seed-level, in turn allowing our true potential (peace, limitlessness and freedom) to emerge.
Dress comfortably and feel free to bring any supports that may help you to feel nourished in the supine position as this entire practice is led from the form of savasana. No prior meditation practice is required. Please note that space is very limited. Students who do not show will be marked as present. Exchange is $35- military, teacher and light-worker discounts available upon request.