Recent Posts

Archive

Tags

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation intended to induce a state between waking and sleeping, the threshold between the alpha and theta states of consciousness, sometimes referred to as the razor's edge. Here the body sleeps and the mind is lucid. The usual state of everyday consciousness gives way as the logical, analytical aspect of the mind is suspended, providing increased access to the subconscious mind and greater understanding of one's deeper impulses and drives. Numerous studies have shown that a regular practice of Yoga Nidra may decrease elevated blood pressure and heart rate variability, moderate hormonal irregularities in women, and reduce blood glucose level variations in people

Releasing Tight Muscles

When first embarking on asana practice, it is common to experience range of motion challenges. A common reaction is to think that one should stretch the muscles when, in actuality, no stretching is required or even desired. The muscles simply need to relax. An appropriate question is, why did the muscles start gripping in the first place? The muscles can grip for many reasons. Typically, muscles tighten to protect a misused or misaligned joint. Another cause is muscular work performed repetitively in a small range of motion, as muscles can tighten as they become habituated to engaging in only this small range of motion. On the other hand, as long as the joints are well organized, the muscles

Do you love High Desert Yoga and want to help us through this time of uncertainty?

Your donation of any amount is deeply appreciated.

High Desert Yoga

4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA

©2017 BY HIGH DESERT YOGA