Talk, Yoga and Meditation: "Yoga Nidra: The Deep Yogic Sleep"

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During this program led by staff from VYASA Houston, a nonprofit yoga school dedicated to community service through yoga research and education, participants gain an understanding about how yoga nidra — or yogic sleep — works, the many benefits it has to offer, and why it is integral to both a balanced yoga practice and a harmonious life. This powerful practice induces a complete state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation. 

Smitha Mallaiah (assistant director VYASA Houston and mind-body intervention specialist, integrative medicine program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) presents a talk about yoga nidra, a practice thought to provide practitioners means to access a deeper level of inner awareness and equanimity; to receive deep physical and mental restoration; to release unwanted habits, conditioned behaviors, tensions and self-limiting beliefs; and to awaken one's greatest inner potential.

Then, Nanjundappa, director VYASA Houston, leads a short and gentle asana (posture) practice to begin releasing tension in the body prior to the nidra practice, a 30-minute guided meditation in savasana (corpse pose).

The event takes place in the American General Conference Room on the mezzanine level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free.
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