Thursday, February 23, 2:00-3:00 on Zoom
Calm your central nervous system and heal your body with Yoga Nidra, known as “yogic sleep” or “effortless relaxation”. Our Yoga Nidra facilitator, Keri Straka, will ease us into a state of "twilight sleep", where the rest and digest modes of the body help restore balance and harmony. Yoga Nidra is a meditative, regenerative practice that allows you to both actively and unconsciously relax and destress the body and mind and offers similar benefits as sleep, which helps our wounds to heal, improves memory, boosts the immune system, manages pain and lowers stress. Some studies report it is equivalent to 2-4 hours of deep, restful sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced lying down on a yoga mat but can be practiced seated in a chair. It’s helpful to have a yoga mat and blocks for your practice, as well as a blanket or thick beach towel and a pillow or bolster. Cost: $5. Contact the COA at 781-786-6280 to register.