For me, one of the most treasured and powerful forms of the Yoga Nidra practice is that of full release. It is not always the most ecological in terms of our life because the contentment and perspective that can arise when we are able to fully let go and allow can transform many things. This recording is designed to capture the energy of the Fall so that we can let go with mother earth. Careful with this one, pick the right set and setting.
This twelve and a half minute yoga nidra practice by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli is in metrical verse, with a strong hypnotic rhythm. It is one of the yoga nidra practices included in the Treasury of Transcripts in the Nidra Shakti Encyclopaedia of Yoga Nidra. A very effective short practice to revive and restore rhythmicity and vitality. Recorded in County Clare, Ireland, during lockdown 2021.
You are invited to imagine that you are lying in a forest gazing up at pine trees silhouetted against the twilight sky. I invite your awareness to rest in the space of the heart, imagining the heart’s desire as a flame burning in the heart or if the heart’s desire is not known, you are invited to imagine it as a cool ember that can be reignited with your breath.
There's a sense of being a little stuck and unsure what is next. Recorded on the eve of the next stage of lockdown easing, mid May but summer that should have started May 1st still not really here: temperatures are down on yearly averages, soggy blossom is stuck on the trees unpollinated, farmers say crops are late. And in the Christian calendar in the journey from Easter, Christ has ascended and we await the glorious descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, a week away. And, from the sublime to the ridiculous, the Friends cast has reassembled: stuck in 2nd gear?!
In this Yoga Nidra, you have a few invitations so you can shape your own experience. Ultimately the Nidra takes us on a journey as the body as a Rose Garden. During the journey, the Nidra offers the practitioner, if they wish, to visit the Pelvic area, as a central Rose Canopy or pavilion. There is also the opportunity to be with the Rose at the Heart Centre. Themes that arise within this Yoga Nidra are beauty, nature, pathways, heart centre and the Pelvis.