Friday, July 4, 2014

Retreat - Yoga Nidra

Retreat, Renew, Restore, Rebalance,

In this class we use spiritual sound heart meditations, guided group meditation to focus your mind and light up your heart.

Retreat means: A place to which one retires a place of privacy or safety, a refuge.

Our focus is on healing body mind and spirit.

It is common practice to shut down the eyes, closing off this one sense pathway equates to less distractions. This technique calms the mind and at the same time heightens ones awareness and perception. The psyche becomes more receptive and able to retain information.

We heal the body by practising yoga nidra, opening up the meridians and letting healing energy circulate freely through the body unhindered by tension. We help the body rest and relax, calm the mind by giving it a positive activity, focus the mind on relaxing the body this calms the brain releasing pranic energy, the bodies healing energy.

It is vital that we take care of spirit in order for the physical mental and emotional bodies to be in harmony, to be happy.

Just as we need food for our physical bodies to be healthy and happy we also need spiritual food in order for us the spirit spark to be healthy and happy.

Yoga mantras and meditations are our soul food. As we mentioned earlier about a refuge, safe place, this is the souls refuge from the kaos of the world, a place of peace and happiness. We rest in the sound of ancient, sacred yoga mantras.

One combination of mantras commonly used is *Om *Hari Om. Mantras can be combined with the inhale and exhale as in pranayama breathing, or singing meditations also known as *kirtan.

*Om: (Aum) became the sacred word hum of the Tibetans, amin of the Muslems and amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Christians

*Hari: One who takes away all miserable conditions.

*Kirtan: (Congregational singing of mantras) The sound of the soul singing.

If you would like to check it out, come experience it for yourself .. have a look at our yoga meditation timetable you are welcome to join in anytime. You will love it.


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