Yoga Nidra is a profound technique for deep relaxation, emotional release and self realization. It is a form of guided meditation in which the practitioners, lying on a mat, are guided through the instructor’s voice to experience different parts of their bodies at a slow pace.
Through this process, the muscles and the mind relaxes, and a state of great peace is attained.
Yoga Nidra reconnects us to the Silence within, the space of pure peace and presence within. By reconnecting to this silence, our experience of life widens, and our body self healing capacities naturally increase.
Everyone can benefit from Yoga Nidra, it has the potential to help all those who suffer from stress, anxiety, an overactive mind, repressed emotions, or pain in the body.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient method that comes to us from the himalayan masters, who passed it down for generations, to allow the sincere seekers of Truth to discover their true Nature and clean their minds from attachment and aversions so that we can experience unaltered peace and contentment.
Is Yoga Nidra for you?
We invite you to come and see for yourself.
Yin Yoga was found by bringing together Yoga and Chinese Medicine. The main focus is to bring healing to the body by stretching and opening the fascia through which the Meridians (energylines) are running through the body. By releasing the fascia the energyflow through the Meridians is enhanced and selfhealing powers of the body activated.
The Yin Yoga practice consists of less Asanas (poses) than other Yoga styles, and through holding the Asanas (poses) longer we invite the more “plastic” and “cold” ligaments, joints and connective tissues to open.
Yin Yoga is a great practice for meditation. It teaches you to be still and to focus on the moment, it slows down your mind, calmes your nervous system and teaches to trust in the silence within. Through presence we can become aware of our thoughts and emotions, and can be with them without trying to change them or push them away. Through the practice of equanimity we increase our emotional and inner strength.
"My journey into my own body and towards my Self brought me to Yin Yoga. I taught me to surrender to the moment, to be in stillness with what arrises in the free space, and to open and release tension in my body on fascial level. Letting the body be where it wants to be and holding the posture for a long time opens up a gateway into the inner realm, in which we can go deeper and connect with our very own being. It became my passion to share the wisdom that Yin Yoga carries, and to show how surrendering to nature and what is brings you on the way to freedom and happiness with yourself, your body and your surrounding." - Selma -
Thai Massage, also known as Nuad Massage or Yoga-Massage, is an ancient massage technique that can be traced back 2,500 years to India and the spread of Buddhism. Jivaka Kumar is believed to have been the founder of this technique. He was a contemporary of the Buddha and personal physician to the Magadha King Bimbisara.
Thai Massage has a holistic approach, while touching and stretching different parts of the body the client is not only relaxed but also energized.
Like many eastern traditions, Thai Massage also relies on a system of energy-lines that are mapped throughout the body. The background of this theory lies in the Yoga philosophy. We absorb Prana, which is the life energy in the Yoga philosophy, through the air we breathe and the food we eat. Through the network of energy-lines this vital energy supplies the whole body. In Thai Massage they selected 10 main lines that contain important acupressure points. The activation of these lines release tension and increases the flow of energy in our bodies. This type of therapy can ease lower back pain, headaches, digestive difficulties, stress-related conditions and general tightness of muscle groups. Furthermore, it can heighten awareness of self; our emotions and can even activate personal energy centers in the body. Through this higher consciousness and the awakening of the energetic body the self-healing processes can be initiated.
Thai Yoga Massage was never seen as a job, but always considered as a spiritual practice that is deeply connected with the teachings of the Buddha. Vipassana Meditation and Metta, which means “loving kindness” in Theravada Buddhism, are the essence of Thai Massage. A truly good massage is given in a meditative state. The massage starts with a meditative prayer of the masseur/masseuse to connect himself with his/her higher self to make sure the massage is not coming from the hands but from the heart.
Contrary to Western style massage, Thai Yoga Massage is not primarily working the physical body, but with the energy-system of the body. Still it is a very active massage in wich bodyparts are beeing moved around or muscle groups are beeing stretched and it feels very familiar with Hatha Yoga practice. You can call it „applied physical Yoga“ or „passive Yoga“.
The massage is usually on a mat on the floor, in comfortable and loose clothes. Thai Massage means getting into the deep layers of our bodys, therefor one session takes 1,5 to 2 hours.
The regularity depends on your intentions for getting the massage. This can be answered in the first massage session, for wich you should come with a little more time so we can have a talk about you general state of beeing and your wishes.
Thai Massage in Pregnancy
In contrast to other massage techniques Thai Yoga Massage is given on the floor and can be done in a seated position or lying on side which makes it ideal for a pregnant woman. In this way it’s still possible to access all the important parts of the body, which are affected by the pregnancy. It helps releasing upper and lower back pain, cramps and swellings. Through activating and massaging the muscles, as well as stretching and opening them the natural flow in the body will be increased and the mother will feel more relaxed as well as energetic. This energy flow also affects the baby in a positive way and will help you both to experience a peaceful pregnancy.
Integrative Cranio Sacral
Integrative Craniosacral Therapy
Integrative means a Craniosacral Session combined with a variety of knowledge from other areas of bodywork to help the body to restore itself. In some cases the problem lies in a more physical and sometimes in more emotional layers of our beeing. In Integrative Craniosacral sessions, beside releasing the cranium and sacrum area, I also let the body guide me to what it needs right there in the moment. This can be a joint and fascial release in tense areas of the body through acupressure, joint circulations or other ways of touch. Sometimes it means a touch supporting and giving space for emotional release which in most cases will be followed by physical release. The holistic approach reminds us that we are not only physical, neither emotional, nor only mind. It is the coming together of our different layers that makes us who we are. Only when we integrate all our parts we can become whole, centered and healthy.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy originates in Ostheopathie and was created out of a more holistic view of the body. It mainly works with the cranium system (the skull) and aims to regenerate a free flow of the cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. Through a very light touch, on and around the cranium and sacrum area, blockages and tensions are beeing released so the body can restore itself with its own healing power. The moment there is free flow of fluids in the body it can take care of its own needs and restore what was "broken" or "blocked".
Meditation is an ancient practice through which we learn to be present here and now. During Meditation we sit (on the floor, on a cushion, on a chair) as comfortably as possible and we learn to observe thoughts and feelings and practice non attachment towards them. We leave the flow of sensations to be as it is while we simply remain present. We learn to develop concentration and not be carried by the flow of thoughts, yet without suppressing anything. Gradually, meditation calms the mind and reduce our identification with mind patterns. Our life becomes more spacious, peaceful and silent. Meditations with us are often guided, a few words or a few sentences being shared by the instructor to facilitate the meditative space for everyone.