Tue, Jun 20|
Summer Solstice Eve Sankalpa: Yoga Nidra Meditation
The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. The changing of seasons are a time of transformation, nature and new beginnings. So this time of year is an opportunity to take stock, set our intentions and review those we might have made in the spring. Yoga Nidra meditation builds momentum!
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
THR, 3701 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235, USA
About The Event
The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and the start of the astronomical summer. The changing of seasons are a time of transformation, change, nature and new beginnings. So this time of year is an opportunity to take stock, set our intentions and review those we might have made in the previous season or spring equinox. The ancient Himalayan technique of Yoga Nidrā can support us in taking our intentions and practice to a whole new level.
Yoga Nidrā is a guided practice designed to reorient one’s attention from the external world to the inner, 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. Suggested offering minimum is $10. Please note that space is very limited. Students who do not show will be marked as present.