Yoga Nidra is a form of meditative self-inquiry that, while relaxing the body, opens the mind to greater discernment and self-awareness, and the heart to love and acceptance of what is. It is a powerful tool for clearing away your limiting beliefs and emotions and for living from a more balanced (sattvic) state of mind. Practiced regularly, it can be a pathway to awakening.
When we find ourselves constricting in anger or grief, the practice of Yoga Nidra can immediately dissolve the constriction and progressively change our established mental patterns, so that when strong emotion does arise, we may begin to witness and welcome it, inquiring into its antecedents, without the need to react.
- Long Yoga Nidra Practice: 41:47
When you have the time to practice it, this Yoga Nidra will take you through a deep relaxation of all aspects of your being (koshas), increasing your physical vitality and strengthening your emotional and mental resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
- Short Yoga Nidra Practice: 21:23
When your time is limited, this Yogic meditation will balance and harmonize your mood, relax your mind, and give your body a boost of physical energy.
- Relax into Sleep: 8:40
This relaxation practice is designed to help you fall asleep.
- Recorded by Bill Cashman at the Cavern Studios Tucson