Monthly Deep Rest meditation class
The power of active rest in healing.
Do you get caught up in negative thinking spirals that make you feel overwhelmed, worried and uneasy? These opinionated voices in your mind that just won’t let your rest and are interfering in your day?
Have you ever experienced the following?
A thought pops in your head out of nowhere, let’s say someone’s dog. Then depending on who or how you are, you create a story around the dog. Like ‘it’s a nice dog, and it’s so fluffy I’d love to have one of those’, or ‘it’s so annoying, barking all the time’ or whatever story you create. Then depending on the story emotions and feelings come up, there is joy and your body relaxes because the story is nice, or frustration arises and your body starts to tense and feel uncomfortable.
Thoughts create feelings and feelings create thoughts.
The other direction also works. You wake up feeling heavy for whatever reason, you call that feeling sad. Then you think ‘why am I feeling sad?’ and this whole thought machine starts giving you ideas for why you might be feeling sad. And if the story is good enough, it might leave you feeling upset and even more sad for a longer time, maybe even ruining a good part of your day.
Experiencing these unpleasant though-feeling cycles a lot, can lead to stress and physical discomfort or worse. And trying to stop the mind and body, to not think or feel, never really worked, ever…
Deep rest meditation is a form of yoga nidra that allows you to explore your body, mind, thoughts, beliefs and emotions, while creating a safe space as you’re comfortably lying down.
First you make an affirmation or set an intention and find your safe space. Then you sense your whole body as it is in that moment. And from there we can explore thoughts, beliefs and emotions through inquiry, looking at what happens on different levels.
This practice brings together yoga, yoga nidra, meditation, mindfulness and modern neuroscience, to help you understand yourself and feel better and give you tools to create more balance between mind and body.
Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 16:45 CET
This years’ classes will be:
This is a group class, for which you will receive the Zoom link a day before class. Feel free to leave the camera off if you prefer. Make sure you are in a comfortable place and you have support available for yourself during practice but also after practice if something comes up for you. Feel free to reach out if you want to share about your experience.