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.
Nidra recorded in a women's circle at spring equinox, spring flowers opening on the body in Satyananda based rotation starting on left side, deep trance with hypnotic counting of breath and resting in the moment before the in breath. Opening and ending with drumming.
Recorded at a live workshop, this nidra holds the intention to embrace both coolness and heat with equanimity. It introduces a phoenix-like creature to support the transformative possibilities of menopause.
The inspiration for this Nidra comes from the teachings of the Yoga-Vasistha and the story of Bhusunda. Bhusunda is an enlightened, peaceful, person, born of goddesses, manifest as a crow, on a wish-fulfilling tree on Mount Meru (another name for sushumna) which peaks in the heavens. This nidra follows the practise of contemplation of the life-force (prana), pranayama and visualisation.