The first time I heard a gong in Savasana I was wowed out. It was an immediate connection and I knew I had to get my hands on one myself. I realize the idea of a gong bath may be a little "out there" for some but if you haven't been or if you're just a little curious I highly recommend joining me to celebrate on Saturday March 17th from 6pm -730pm for a special Spring Equinox Gong Bath.
Recognizing the Equinox, we use nature's example to emerge from the darkness of winter. Winter, a season of endings and time for retrospection and Spring the season of growth and renewal, now with the energy of the Gong Bath it's a great time to get yourself centered and develop seeds of intention for what you want next.
Some of you can rest easily into savasana, some of you not quite so much, some of you aren’t even sure where savasana is. Savasana is the final resting point of a practice and tradition teaches that Asana (the physical postures) prepare us for this rest. Many of us are so used to moving, thinking and doing that it is hard to rest but it is in stillness and silence that our bodies are able to switch into a place of natural healing.
So if you’re just here for the savasana, I invite you to attend my Monday evening class of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra, or “yogi sleep” is a guided meditation practice where you rest in savasana for the entire practice, since you’re there longer than the average 5-7 minutes you’ll want to use the bolsters and blankets to tuck yourself into a very cozy position. The practice will have segments of mindful breathing, body awareness, visualization and intention setting. It is quite possible that you’ll fall asleep during practice or you may find yourself drifting in and out of awareness and surprisingly at the end it probably feels like 5 minutes has passed when in reality it’s been nearly a full hour. Yoga Nidra can help increase mental clarity, aid in pain relief, boost your metabolism, balance your hormones, improve sleep, lower your blood pressure and has even helped aid in the treatment of PTS.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.