Total Yoga Nidrā for Women’s Health
A selection of nourishing meditative practices to promote cervical wellness, and vaginal, ovarian and womb health, recorded by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD
Welcome home into the safe house of your own body. This collection of practices invites the healing presence of loving acceptance, respect and awareness to travel through, and rest within the entire female body. There are many different routes along which the awareness is invited to travel. The intention of all the practices is to become comfortably at home within our own bodies, and to bring healing and kindness to every part, including the whole of the Yoni (the Sanskrit word for ‘homecoming’, and for the whole of the vulva, vagina, clitoris and cervix). These practices are intended to promote the self-acceptance and love that encourages optimal menstrual health, fertility and positive experience of menopause. They are suitable for women at all stages of life, and also for girls approaching puberty.
This collection includes some more general practices, with gentle guidance around the energy pathways in the female body, and some with more explicitly detailed instructions describing awareness visiting the labia, clitoris, vagina, cervix and inside the womb. Choose which ever practices suit you best for this time in your life, and explore the healing power of welcoming love and awareness into the yoni.
Many of these YONI Nidrā practices work well in combination with the breath and Movement practices described in my book Yoni Shakti.
Note for women without wombs and/or ovaries:
The quality of energy associated in yoga with the places where these organs may be remains the same, whether or not the organs are present. If the organ of the womb or the ovaries has been removed, then the quality of the yonisthana (place of the yoni energy) remains present, and can be nourished by these practices that bring awareness into the space previously occupied by the organs. Yoni Nidrā is nourishing whether or not you have a womb.
* Recorded live in a women’s yoga retreat training in Portugal
** Recorded live by the river Pera in Portugal.
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