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Deep Dive Into Your Practice Through Restorative Toco Hills Yoga Nidra
Experience the sleep of the Yogi with the deep conscious mental relaxation techniques of Yoga Nidra. Try our Toco Hills Yoga Classes today!

What is Yoga Nidra? 

Known as “effortless relaxation” or “Yogic Sleep,” the practice of Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of Yoga that will help you achieve the place between wakefulness and sleep. Enjoy the deep relaxation through a conscious state of rest and dreaming wakefulness. Book a Yoga Nidra Class with AVO today! 

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Why Practice Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra does not offer the intense core work or stretching of other Yoga practices but is completely relaxed during the entire class. Yoga Nidra is a practice that is well worth the investment of your time.

Many struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, and tension. Healing from a state of overdrive takes slowing down to recenter. Yoga Nidra solely focuses on the mental state. You will work on connection to your body and surroundings through this relaxation journey. Yoga Nidra requires undivided attention unburdened by to-do lists or time-sensitive tasks.

The practice of Yoga Nidra teaches the student how to become the witness—not driven by the emotions or instincts that often take over our being, but seeking a deeper place of understanding and acceptance. This deep state of rest lets you go past the normal state of rest into complete relaxation. You will feel both connected and ethereal when you reach this state.

Authentic yoga truly honors your body at any stage of life, meaning anyone can participate. The only flexibility needed is the flexibility of your mind. The goal of AVO Yoga is for you to experience all of these wonderful benefits for yourself. We help you cultivate your inner power, and cue you to love your body and mind a little more every class.

Yoga can be practiced anywhere and at any time. As you learn to connect with your breath, move your body without judgement, and listen to your body without expectations, you will soon gain enough confidence to honor your body, mind and soul outside of the studio in what ever situation comes your way.

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Our Team

Here at AVO, it’s our priority to provide you, your family and everyone in our community with the tools needed to Ignite A Life Worth Living; whether it be through the practice of yoga, chiropractic care, or simply through community service.

We’re dedicated to serving you to the best of our ability, because you deserve nothing less.

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Chiropractor

Morgan Atterberry

Morgan Atterberry

Chiropractor

Teresa Bollinger

Teresa Bollinger

Yoga & Meditation

 The Origins of Yoga Nidra

 This ancient Yoga practice started in India and has roots in Sankhya philosophy. These early teachings date back as far as 1000 B.C. (verbal tradition) and have writings that date back to 700 B.C. Within the teachings, the Sankhya philosophy’s dualist beliefs held in the separation between the Purusha (witness) and Prakriti (that being witnessed). This means that thoughts, feelings, objects, and even other beings were separate from the individual. To find true happiness, Sankhya philosophy teaches one must be aware of dualism.

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Anyone can practice Yoga Nidra, and it requires no previous experience. Students of all ages will feel comfortable and are not required to make any stretching or balance moves. You won’t need any special equipment.

Yoga Nidra is an excellent practice for people who struggle to let go. It is an enlightening practice that is helpful for those in crisis or facing spiritual issues. It is very restful for those who are struggling with insomnia or sleep deprivation. Some of the conditions that benefit from Yoga Nidra include: 

Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Insomnia, Chronic pain, 

Substance dependency, Stress, Burnout, Tension headaches, and more. 

How to Practice Yoga Nidra

Through verbally guided meditation, you can achieve a sense of calmness with Yoga Nidra that encourages setting intentions and creating inner balance.

Yoga Nidra starts in a fully relaxed position, usually lying down. A session may last between 30-45 minutes, depending on the class. The teacher guides the student through several relaxation stages into a deep state of rest using verbal instructions.

In most classes, the teacher will start by asking for fully focused and concentrated thought. You will be asked questions about what you want from life and to push away whatever you feel may be holding you back. The yoga instructor will set an intention for the practice before meditation begins. Through soothing instruction, the teacher will guide you through breathing exercises and mental mantras to create an inner sanctuary.

The practice encourages you to notice every part of your being, which enables you to feel the breath’s sensations. You will be asked to explore your emotions and thoughts, letting them go to achieve a deeper state of rest. You will learn how to consider your feelings and thoughts as a witness, not caught in the thoughts or sensations you feel. You will learn how to be welcoming and grateful for these sensations because they are part of your journey.

You will form a recognition of yourself that goes beyond your thoughts. You will become the one who is aware (the witness). While Yoga Nidra can be done on your own, it is usually more beneficial to follow a guide who provides an objective voice and outside perspective.

In many active Yoga classes, short versions of the Yoga Nidra practice are used during Savasana.

Discovering Toco Hills Yoga Nidra Classes

If you are ready to schedule a Yoga Nidra class, we would love to have you join our practice. Our classes provide expert teachers to guide you on your journey toward mental relaxation. You can bring your yoga mat, blanket, blocks, and even a pillow for the class. These classes are available for adults at any level or age (over the age of 18). You will leave feeling revitalized and invigorated after completing the class.

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