This twenty-six minute yoga nidra invites you to connect with the deep feminine knowing of cyclical wisdom in the form of the seasonal life of the womb's cycles. It is inspired by my personal connection with the 'Seasons of the Menstrual Cycle' teachings of Alexandra Pope. This nidra first arrived as I began to practice menstrual cycle awareness as a conscious spiritual discipline.
This thirty-eight minute yoga nidra practice honours the vulnerable power of innocence and the tender bright hope that accompanies new beginnings of any kind. It connects with the menarcheal energies of Sodasi, the sixteen year old goddess, and is intended to provide supportive inspiration for any time of new beginning. It is a recording of the practice described on page 442 of Yoni Shakti.
This forty minute yoga nidra was created to dignify and honour the experiences of menopause as a powerful spiritual initiation. The central experience of the self-anointing is rooted in a ritual meditation that was part of the spirituality module of Alexandra Pope's Women's Leadership Apprenticeship 2012. The experience remained vividly with me and returned as the perfect nidra practice when I was writing the menopause chapter of Yoni Shakti.
Yoga Nidra with Jude Murray accompanied towards the end by Richard Harding on singing bowls. Bear in mind It does get a little quiet towards the end as Richard offers singing bowl resonances to each participant, but his voice comes in to complete the Nidra. Recorded at the Midwinter Stillness workshop in Uckfield on 16th December 2017
This Nidra invites the listener to imagine their body like the landscape of a beach and to plant a stone embodying the essence of peace in the landscape. The stone lays steadfast in the earth regardless of the passing weather.