Did you know that yoga induces pleasant dreams? Dreams are images and ideas that are created when a person sleeps. Scientifically, our dreams do not necessarily signify our current state of being but can be influenced by our experiences and emotions.
There are two kinds of dreams, the good ones and the bad ones. It may not affect the person’s reality but it could bring many psychological effects. Nightmares can also cause sleeping disorders due to fear.
In recent studies, yoga claims to induce pleasant dreams. As yoga practice involves meditation, it helps promotes happy thoughts and positive influence in a person’s subconscious.
This article entitled “Yoga class could lead to pleasant dreams” shares how yoga brings sweet dreams to people who practice it.
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Glenview area, spiced with a little commentary.
There must be something. A Gentle Yoga Sampler will take place from noon to 1 p.m. March 12 at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Always wanted to try a Yoga class? Come to the library¹s spacious Community Room to try this soothing way to exercise, relax and meet new friends. The class is taught by Lisa Torre, one of the Glenview Park Center’s yoga instructors. Bring a towel or yoga mat, and wear casual workout attire. To register, call (847) 729-7500.
“Gentle Yoga” to me means all its benefits will come to me through ESP — while I lay on the floor meditating on why Brad Pitt should leave gorgeous Angelina Jolie for me — as yes, she has tattoos, but I have … well, that’s why I’m meditating — to find out what I have.
Not me. Never. During March, snakes are the theme in the Natural Science classroom at the Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Individuals and families are welcome to discover snakes and more through science equipment, environmental displays and touching tanks. Register for programs at the Grove at the Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; visit www.glenviewparks.org; or call (847) 299-6096.
Let’s see, we can learn about snakes through environmental displays — OK; through scientific equipment — OK, I guess; and through touching tanks — STOP! I’m sure my son will participate, but this mama ain’t a-gonna rendezvous with reptiles. No way, no how.
Maybe in Wilmette, but not here. An Amazing Mammals program will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. March 10 at the Tyner Interpretive Center, 2400 Compass Road in Glenview. Participants will discover what they have in common with Illinois mammals and learn which ones may be in their own backyards from the clues they leave behind. This program is for children ages 4 to 6, plus an adult. The fee is $12 for each resident adult-child pair, $15 for nonresident pairs. Additional children may register for $6 (residents), $7.50 (nonresidents) per child. Register for programs at the Tyner Interpretive Center at the Glenview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; by calling (847) 299-6096; or visit www.glenviewparks.org.
In regard to local mammals, I got such a scare the other night when I saw a humpback whale in our back yard. I didn’t know that whales, at least humpback whales, were native to Glenview … but then I realized it was just my hero, with a huge trash bag slung over his shoulder — taking the garbage out. Phew! Now I definitely know two facts: Humpback whales are not a local mammal, and my hero has to go on a diet.
Not even a teensy fib? Glenview Community Church, at 100 Elm St., hosts a Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. March 3. Join the Boy Scouts of Troop 156 for an all-you-can-eat delicious breakfast. Proceeds are used to sponsor camping and high-adventure outings all year along. For more information call (847) 729-7500.
Attention Men: Did you know eating pancakes means you’ll never grow bald? Attention Women: By eating pancakes, you’ll never show your age — 95 is the new 22! Attention Glenview Community Church: I know churches don’t tell lies like these — but you gotta pitch these pancakes, people! OK, OK — everyone go to this Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast — it’s for a worthy cause and you’ll have a lot of fun. Honestly.
Adventures in sadism. The Glenview Senior Center members welcome back their favorite appraiser, Karl Gates, at 10 a.m. March 5 at the center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Gates is a walking encyclopedia of the old things people have in their basements or attics – who may be surprised at their value. There will be refreshments at 9:30 a.m., before the program. For more information call (847) 675-3207.
I’d love to be an antiques’ appraiser — telling, oh, say, Patsy Bain, “Sorry, but the highboy you inherited from your Aunt Maud is a monstrosity and worth less than nothing, as is the atrocious necklace you’ve flaunted for years saying it’s Ming Dynasty jade, when it’s actually brass turned green because it’s cheap.” Yep, I’d love it. Story
We all dream and there are times that we don’t even remember it at all. However, pleasant dreams make waking up each day better and brighter. In conclusion, every person wants to have a good night’s sleep and now that we know yoga induces pleasant dreams with constant practice, what are we waiting for? Hit those mats and start having the nicest and sweetest dreams of all.