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Please join us SEPTEMBER 18TH from 12:30P.M.- 2 P.M. as Lauri Leadley, founder and President of Valley Sleep Center leads us in Yoga nidra. Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps to relieve stress and insomnia. It has even been applied by the US Army to assist soldiers to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. As a culture, we're always connected, often stressed, and our nervous systems are constantly in a fight-or-flight, sympathetic state. Yoga nidra is an effective and efficient way to access the "rest and digest" parasympathetic state, which is where healing happens. In the beginning, whether you fall asleep during practice (which is quite common) or not, you'll start feeling more rested and restored. It has been said, one hour of yoga nidra is as restful as a few hours of sleep—so it's a great tool to rely on when you're feeling under-rested. And as you progress, you can use yoga nidra as a spiritual practice to help clarify and execute your purpose as you spend more time inside your mind, fusing your consciousness with your powerful subconscious. Don’t worry about your ability to hold "regular" yoga poses. The best way to describe yoga nidra is that it's a lot like a very long savasana, or corpse pose. The difference is that while in traditional yoga classes this pose typically lasts for a few minutes, in a yoga nidra class you'll be holding it for the full hour of practice. You will direct your awareness to your body, breath, and conjure up imagery that helps you more easily transition into that hypnotic, ultra-relaxed state that leaves you feeling so rested afterward. You will need to bring a pillow, thick blanket to lay on (limited number of foam mats are available to use at our office) as well as a light blanket to cover yourself as this state of deep of relaxation can cause a slight drop in our body temperature. There are a few glider rockers available for those who cannot access the floor easily. Ultimately you want to have your body in a state of supreme comfort.

Lauri Leadley is the Founder and President of Valley Sleep Center which provides complete sleep health management at their 5 clinics located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.A two-time cancer survivor, Lauri knows first-hand how important sleep is to health and she has made it her life’s mission to help others get the sleep they need.Lauri and Valley Sleep Center have won several awards of excellence including the Phoenix Business Journal – Top 25 Women in Business, Spirit of Enterprise Award, and Careerbuilder Top Companies to Work for in Arizona.

Cost: Priceless and free for our patients. We kindly ask you to sign up at our office or by CLICKING HERE