Relaxation counteracts the physical effects of stress by restoring the body to a state of calm and balance. Practiced regularly, relaxation increases energy, improves health, and enhances performance. Relaxation is the foundation for meditation and pervades all self-improvement practices.
Learn how to analyze or resolve desires, thoughts, and feelings through the practice of yoga nidra. The goal of yoga nidra is to attain a state of conscious sleep in which you are sleeping deeply, yet fully conscious, with your mind in deep rest.
Being a student of yoga and meditation for 16 years, I felt comfortable with my routine. It wasn't until March of 2010 that I had to use my practice (yoga and meditation) to relieve anxiety due to spiking episodes of high blood pressure. Even though I had practiced yoga/meditation for 16 years, I wasn't satisfied with the results. After a few short sessions with Fred Alsup, I got relief from my episodes of anxiety. Through the use of the sandbag (placed strategically around my diaphragm ), I learned diaphragmatic breathing which lead to deeper and faster relaxation. Now, waking up at night and struggling to go back to sleep is no longer an issue. Learning the crocodile pose, helped reinforce diaphragmatic breathing and achieved the same fantastic results as the sandbag. Thanks Fred
- Tim Gergen