Deep Relaxation

Deep Relaxation

You know how busy you are. You don’t need to be reminded.

 

You work all day. You toss and turn all night. Your life is full of stressors and obligations. It takes a 10-day, no-connectivity vacation to finally feel removed enough to relax.

 

You’ve got to work, eat, sleep, run a home, maintain friendships, and spend quality time with your family.

 

With only 24 hours in a day, where do you fit in relaxation – the practice of guiltlessly doing nothing at all?

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel rested enough to enjoy all the things you work so hard for?

 

Introducing Deep Relaxation: The better-than-sleep practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and reenergized, and ready to enjoy your life.

 

What is Deep Relaxation?

  • Part stretching, part meditation, part just lying down in restorative, comfy postures
  • A progressive relaxation process from your body to your mind, finding the pathway between the two
  • A guided journey to the place between waking and sleep.
  • An awakening of your imagination and creativity

 

Interested in relaxation that feels like time well spent?

 

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Contact Quinn for questions and scheduling:

-email- quinn [at] openawarenessyoga [dot] com

-call or text- (503) 893-9563

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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[  How is Deep Relaxation different from sleeping?  ]

 

Think about it – many of us aren’t getting restful sleep every night, even though this may be the only time we set aside each day to rest and relax.

Do you grind your teeth? Are you plagued by bad dreams? Wake up with worries and to do lists in your head? Caring for babies or restless young children?

Bad sleep, let us count the ways!

 

Deep Relaxation is conscious, practiced, natural relaxation. Does it surprise you that being good at relaxing takes practice?

 

Deep Relaxation borrows from the practice of yoga nidra (nidra actually means “sleep”). Yoga nidra is a systematic, active approach to deep relaxation and mental clearing. During nidra, the body and layers of consciousness are put into a deep state of rest, tuned out from the chatter, stress and distraction of your external environment.

 

With Deep Relaxation, you will start by soothing the body and readying the mind for rest with gentle stretching and restorative yoga postures. Once you’re ready, we will move into verbally guided, point-by-point full body relaxation. Finally, we will transition into guided meditation, which may include body sensing and/or descriptive imagery to fully immerse you in your relaxed state.

 

You may slip in and out of deep sleep, especially when you are new to the practice. That’s okay – it’s good sleep. The kind you’ve been missing. The real work will begin as you learn to enter into deep sleep while remaining fully aware of your environment.

 

[  Why is Deep Relaxation productive?  ]

 

You know how a long vacation brings a better, more present you back to “real life”? Deep Relaxation results in the same sense of revitalization, in an hour or less, without having to take days off work and travel funds out of the bank.

 

Deep Relaxation removes your stress and clears your mind. When you emerge from practice, you will have more clarity and be fully ready for the day, week, and lifetime ahead of you. You will discover you have an increased energy and focus. If you practice before bed, you will be able to slip effortlessly into more restful, deep sleep.

 

Deep Relaxation is an efficient route to rest. It makes space in your mind for insight and creativity to emerge.

 

When your mind is cluttered with facts, details, and stress, it can become difficult to see the big picture through all the mess. Ever heard the advice: “You should sleep on it”?

 

When you “sleep on it,” your mind has the chance to rest, parse information, and clear out space for solutions to emerge. Deep Relaxation does the same, but in less time.

 

Private sessions are designed especially for you and your goals, and can blend Deep Relaxation, Yoga Movement, and Yin Yoga for a complete practice. Learn techniques to find rest in your busy day and get better sleep at night.

 

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Contact Quinn for questions and scheduling:

-email- quinn [at] openawarenessyoga [dot] com

-call or text- (503) 893-9563

 

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Package sessions available:

For Exhausted Body and Cluttered Mind     For Tight Shoulders and an Achy Low Back     To Unify Your Whole Self

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