Mona's has been teaching her signature Restorative / Yoga Nidra/ Workshops for the past ten years. She has combined her knowledge of Yoga Nidra, which she started practicing at fourteen in India, with her love for Restorative which she credits with helping manage her asthma symptoms to create her own unique Restorative/ Yoga Nidra Workshops. She teaches two different series, one to balance the chakras and the other to balance the doshas.
Each practice begins with gentle guided vinyasa to release stress in the breath and tension from the muscles and joints. Participants then recline on bolsters to the sound of soothing music, the aroma of essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments. Restorative poses are held for about ten to fifteen minutes. Her workshops end with a thirty to forty minute long yoga nidra.
Yoga Nidra is a guided guided auditory meditation technique practiced lying down in savasana. It is based on an ancient tantric technique called nyasa in which practitioners through brought awareness to different parts of the body. Through the practice of yoga nidra practitioners are able to enter the hypnogogic state, between being asleep and being awake, a state that induces a deep state of relaxation, releases past memories trapped in the unconscious and enables one to experience an expanded state of consciousness.
Restorative / Yoga Nidra
Balancing Muladhara Chakra
Bibra Lake Studio, Bibra Lake, Western Australia
Sunday, July 22nd 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
A day of asana, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra designed to help you ground and center, bringing what lies in your roots up into consciousness.
The seven energetic centers, or chakras, that run along the spine govern different segments of the body and different behavior. Muladhara Chakra governs our survival and the way we manage our daily lives – our family, occupation, money, etc. When balanced we are grounded, relaxed and able to manage the demands of daily life. When imbalanced this chakra can be tamasic (under active) which manifests as being fearful, anxious, lacking in focus and disconnected from the body or rajasic (over active) manifesting as feeling lethargic, depressed and unable to bring about change.
This day retreat includes asana, pranayama, restorative poses, visualisation and yoga nidra, all designed to ground, center and relax you. A luxurious forty minute yoga nidra practice called "The Tree of Life” helps release memories stored in your subconscious and unconscious and in the DNA carried through generations so you can feel balanced and free.
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