Yoga Nidra

Meditate on this.
The time has come to relax!
 

A recent study under taken by Harvard Medical School found that regular meditation is more beneficial than a holiday!  Their findings suggested that mindfulness exercises can result in long-lasting positive psychological effects, especially for people new to these experiences. In addition, meditation and yoga can boost immunity, and regular practice seems to promote more complex genetic effects related to healthier ageing.

This is just one amongst thousands of scientific studies into meditation and the results appear to show boundless benefits that include:

– Improved focus, in fact a recent study by Harved University actually found that mediation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter.
– Improves immune system & energy levels.
– Reduces stress, anxiety, improves self-esteem & self acceptance.
– Improves sleep.
– It improves your mood & psychological well being
– It arms you to deal with stressful events
– Reduces blood Pressure
– Carnegie Mellon University study found that mindfulness meditation training is useful in decreasing feelings of loneliness.
– A study from Harvard Medical School even demonstrates that, after practising yoga and meditation, individuals had improved mitochondrial energy production, consumption and resiliency. This improvement actually develops a higher immunity in the system and resilience to stress.
– It has even been found to reduce your feelings of physical pain.
A study undertaken by the University of Montrea looked at 13 Zen masters and 13 comparable non-practitioners to equal degrees of painful heat while measuring their brain activity. What they discovered is that the Zen meditation (called zazen) practitioners reported less pain. Actually, they reported less pain than their neurological output from the fMRI indicated. So, even though their brain may be receiving the same amount of pain input, in their mind’s there is actually less pain.
So with all these awesome benefits, all you have to do is lie back and relax. Why not add mediation into your routine today!
This month we have several chances for you to get your meditation on at BYC hot yoga:
Yoga Nidra with Ben Wolff:
Saturday 29th October 1:00-1:45  BOOK NOW
Saturday 26th November  1:00-1:45 BOOK NOW
Restore & Renew with Ben Wolff

Wednesday 2nd November 1:45-2:30pm – BOOK NOW

Wednesday 9th November 1:45-2:30pm – BOOK NOW
Wednesday 16th November 1:45-2:30pm – BOOK NOW
Wednesday 23rd November 1:45-2:30pm – BOOK NOW
Wednesday 30th November 1:45-2:30pm – BOOK NOW
Yoga Nidra with Helen

Thursday 3rd November: 4:45-5:30pm – BOOK NOW

Thursday 10th November: 4:45-5:30pm – BOOK NOW
Tuesday 15th November: 8:45-9:30am – BOOK NOW
Thursday 17th November: 4:45-5:30pm – BOOK NOW
Thursday 24th November : 4:45-5:30pm – BOOK NOW
Tuesday 29th November: 8:45-9:30am – BOOK NOW
What you will need: 
– Yourself.
– A block (this month we are providing these free of charge, but we do ask you put a towel over them and not lie directly on them.)
– Mats (we provide these free of charge)
 – Comfortable clothing
If you are practising a BYC hot yoga class before the Nidra, you will want to bring a change of clothes to wear for your Nidra class.

What you will be doing:
Yoga Nidra is a guided mediation, so lie back and let Helen & Ben guide you to relaxation.

How long:
Each Yoga Nidra will last for 45 minutes.

Number of Spaces:
30

Price:
Yoga Nidra is included complimentary, as part of the following memberships:
– 12 Month Autopay (Peak only),
– Yearly Unlimited
– 6 month Unlimited
– One Month Unlimited
– 3 months Unlimited
The Nidra Workshops will be included as part of your membership. Spaces are limited so please book in advance. If you wish to book your spot please do so either at BYC reception or over the phone. You will not be able to book in yourself online if this class is complimentary as part of your yoga package. If you book in and do not turn up, or fail to remove yourself from class prior to 12hrs before, you will be charged £8 for the class.
For everyone else £8 Drop In fee per class.

Cancellation Policy:
There is a 12 hr late cancellation policy. If you cancel anytime prior to 12hrs before the start of class, the £8 drop in fee will be credited to your account if you email bikramyogachiswick@me.com to inform us. However, if you cancel any time from 12hrs before the start of class you will be charged for the class.

If you are interested in Yoga Nidra, but are unable to take advantage of any of the times it is currently available do not worry, we are looking at expanding the Nidra schedule in the coming months.