This is a short, 19-minute Yoga Nidra, to encourage you to relax into this moment. Nothing else matters. Nothing to do and nowhere to go. Simply allowing yourself to move deeper into stillness.
The sequence is accessible to all, especially if new to Yoga Nidra, as there is no descriptive visualization on this particular track, just the comfort of following the body scan and awareness of your life force, or prana.
It’s also useful for when there isn't time for a longer Yoga Nidra meditation, and can be used as a refreshing power nap.
This Nidra is an offering to those who can't get outside and want to connect into grassy places in nature, parks, gardens or fields. It may be of particular use to people in hospital or who are bed bound. It can also be enjoyed by anyone who just wants to feel like they're outside in nature. It's around 15mins long. There are lots of permissions and invitations including to imagine, know or remember a special place outside through your senses. Perhaps listen to it firs to make sure you're happy with the content before you practice.
Recorded just as the virus was becoming a thing and, little did we know it, one of the last times we could still all lie down together. It was early March and I was bringing all the joy of germination from my sowing bench at Viveka Gardens Retreat Place in Devon.
This is an early-spring-time 30 minute private DreamSong nidra with a chanelled in-the-moment song. It is for those who want to welcome all that is, and respond with love... even welcoming the guest of fear into your guest house.
This heart centred grouding nidra was recorded in Hong Kong in February 2020 as a response to the fear anxiety surrounding the corona virus outbreak. An adaptation of Louise Hay's affirmation for transforming anxiety "I am at peace with the journey of life. I am safe" is suggested. The nidra ends with sending love out to Hong Kong, China, the world and oneself. Tibetan singing bowls are played softly in the background and birds are heard singing.
I recorded this Yoga Nidra with my regular Yoga Nidra and Meditation group by the sea. It was our first meeting of the new year and this practice focuses on setting intentions for 2020. In it we imagine planting seeds in the fertile landscape of our bodies. As well as our main intention (Sankalpa) we can imagine the other seeds as things that might support us in making any positive changes in our life.