time

Schedule a sacred date with yourself ~ You deserve time for your life.

I did just that…. schedule some time for myself this past week.

A friend and I attended a 2 day yoga nidra retreat at the Christine Center in Willard WI on the 27th and 28th. Not that the trip needs any justification… I turned 60 on the 26th.

Curious about the center and yoga nidra, it was an opportunity too good to pass up. If you have never been to the Christine Center I highly recommend it. It is a wonderful retreat setting in northern Wisconsin and they offer many retreats and programs for spiritual development.

I find it interesting that this is the card I drew for this week. I am viewing it as confirmation (as if I needed it) that gifting myself a mini-retreat was a good thing.

My body agrees.

What is yoga nidra?

Often called “yogic sleep,” it is deep relaxation in a conscious state. It is healing.

Yoga nidra brings the physical mind, the brain and the entire nervous system into their deepest state of relaxation without any effort. It is an effortless method of deep meditation.

Stopping, calming and resting are preconditions for healing.  Thich Nhat Hahn

Below is a video by Dr. Richard Miller, founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute.  He calls his program iRest and it is his ministry.

There are many videos available on YouTube to experience yoga nidra within your own home. I invite you to give yourself the gift of TIME this week – 30 to 40 minutes to experience the deep relaxation benefits of yoga nidra.  I’d love to hear about your experience.

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