Strength within

“The roots of resilience….are to be found in the sense of being understood by and existing in the mind and heart of a loving, attuned and self-possessed other.” Diana Fosha

Our temperatures this month in the Central Valley may have tested our personal resiliency. So many days with high day time temps and little to no relief at night, can wear many of us down. Sleep is such an essential to good health that prolonged disruption is wearing and harmful. This is a good time to practice Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) to help refresh our brains and our bodies. There are many guided yoga mudras to be found on the Internet (Google or You Tube, “Yoga Nidra”). What Yoga Nidra does is brings our minds into that state between consciousness and sleep. You may recognize this state as the time between being fully awake and drifting off into sleep. Our bodies and minds relax in Yoga Nidra, but we do not fall asleep. Even so, coming back out from a yoga nidra practice, you may feel like you got a refreshing nap.This may help you with the accumulative sleep deprivation many of us feel in the heat. Even short (10-15 minute) Yoga Nidra practices can be helpful.

This week in yoga, ONLY one practice!

Monday Nite July 17 from 6:30-8pm A gentle Ananda practice finishing with a Yoga Nidra.

We will have a break in our group practices with no classes July 20 and July 24. This might be a good time to check out some Yoga Nidra! Hope to see you Monday Nite!

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