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Yoga Nidra-The most beautiful relaxation to transform your mood.

Yoga Nidra

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I first discovered yoga nidra after doing the relaxation exercise after a yoga class. Although I really loved the workout with all the different postures, it was the yoga relaxation that I realised was of great significance. We live in a fast-paced world, full of stress. As we go through life we seem to get more anxious, tenser, here was a way of wiping out weeks of stress build-up, in just a short time.

I decided to look into the whole world of relaxation and discovered that quite a lot of it is inspired by yoga nidra. Yoga Nidra is a deep state of conscious sleep. The hypnogogic state is reached when a person is neither sleeping nor awake but in between. The effects of this type of relaxation seem to be many and varied from person to person. For some people, it takes a few or more sessions to really experience this hypnogogic state. Sometimes we have a better experience than others.

What I have found is that whatever the personal experience at the time, it is always a good one. From deepest relaxation to a mild one. Whatever the experts think or feel about the depth of this experience or the true practise or its’ relationship to the purification of Karma etc, etc, my own interest is a purely practical one. As an Alexander Technique practitioner, I have met many different people through my private practice and also the many workshops I have given. What struck me as odd (I have been doing one form of relaxation or another since I was eighteen) was the absence of any method or experience of relaxation whatsoever in around 95% of the people I have met. Since we live in such a stressful society with fears about everything; relationships, debt, family, friendships etc it stands to reason we should all be doing regular relaxation classes. This is why I have since been giving the guided relaxation at all of my workshops. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I now offer this in many different settings. If you would like to know more, please contact me. Groups welcome.

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Nick Chapman is an Alexander Technique teacher in private practice.

He qualified as a teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre Lansdowne road in Holland Park and is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He holds the certificate for teachers of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He was trained by W.H.M. Carrington.and D.M.G. Carrington. W.H.M. Carrington studied with Alexander and was the most influential teacher in the country. He is now a legend. His wife Dylis was also his teacher and was just as influential.

Nick Chapman is employed by Merrill Lynch and UBS as the resident Alexander Teacher.

Nick Chapman has considerable experience in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, stress and anxiety related problems.

He worked with the Odyssey Trust, where he used Alexander Technique and other relaxation methods for the relief of drug withdrawal.

He also worked in nursing homes where the nurses found great benefits using the technique for stress and the management of various physical problems from maneuvering and handling high risk patients.