New Yoga Nidra Session by Neela in aid of Yoga for Bhopal
In support of The Bhopal Medical Appeal's Yoga for Bhopal project, Neela Masani, the founder of Yoga Shanta in Sussex, has kindly provided us with a special Yoga Nidra audio recording.
Neela is a therapist and educator, offering online Yoga classes, Yoga therapy, psychotherapy and workshops in mental health and wellbeing. She is passionate about sharing the many benefits of Yoga especially in these challenging times. She sees Yoga as a journey of connection and self discovery, bringing balance, resilience and joy into everyday life.
Yoga Nidra is a deep form of meditation and conscious relaxation. It is practiced lying down, is deeply restorative and especially helpful for reducing anxiety and insomnia and enhancing balance and calm. For the practice, you will need a mat, a blanket or shawl for warmth, a cushion or pillow under your head and perhaps some support under your knees to ensure your spine is comfortable such as a Yoga bolster or a rolled up blanket.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful recording and please do consider making a donation to support our work with the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster.
Donations can be made online or via cheque. The clinics in Bhopal are funded almost exclusively by the generosity of ordinary people around the world. Every penny is treasured, and made to count. (please select Yoga Shanta 20 when asked how you heard about our work on the donation page)
Yoga for Bhopal
Yoga for Bhopal is a wonderful opportunity to promote the benefits of yoga while helping people affected by the Bhopal gas disaster and the ongoing water contamination. We invite individuals, teachers, groups and studios to hold a fundraising yoga session or event. Over the years we have seen sponsored sun salutations, yoga and film nights, dedicated yoga sessions and much more. See our Yoga for Bhopal page to learn more.
Yoga therapy in Bhopal
Our Sambhavna Clinic uses yoga as one of a range of treatments for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster. Yoga is used to treat chronic diseases involving the respiratory, musculo-skeletal, neurological and endocrine systems; whilst women survivors suffer additional, serious gynaecological problems which Sambhavna has also been treating, to great success, using Yoga. At the World Conference of Asthma in Buenos Aires in 2009, yoga techniques used at Sambhavna were hailed for their success.
Read all about yoga success at our Sambhavna clinic on our Yoga Therapy at Sambhavna page.
Yoga in action at Sambhavna
At Sambhavna, survivors receive free medical care through Western medicines, ayurveda (an indigenous system of medicine based on herbs) and yoga therapy. The staff members of the Sambhavna Clinic (just under half of which are survivors themselves) include regular doctors and visiting doctors, yoga and Panchakarma therapists and community health workers who carry out health surveys and manage health education programmes.
The film above documents the incredible work carried out at the Sambhavna Clinic, including yoga therapy.