Yoga nidra is a powerful meditative state where awareness is maintained as your body paradoxically releases into deep sleep, allowing for an intimate reunion with your Soul’s interconnected wholeness. It can be trained through self-practice or the guidance of a facilitator, and offer therapeutic treasures in the process. Yoga nidra practices are diversely adaptogenic, holding space for you to heal and grow in your own unique way. This could mean a much needed snooze, wakeful relaxation, resolution of a previously repressed emotion, or even some creative insights—the gifts can be surprising and bountiful, especially with consistent practice. That said, you may find relief in letting go of any desired outcomes, knowing that your body will automatically extract what it needs most from each practice.

To prepare, it’s best to settle into a place with minimal disturbances. From here, ensure that your body feels well-supported, comfortable, and warm. Pictured below are a couple arrangements that work well for most folks (plus pile on a blanket or two), though please do listen to your body as it will provide the best advice for finding the coziest set-up for you. During practice, little concentrative effort is required; to simply be present and allow the sound of my voice to wash over you is more than enough. Last but not least, I encourage you to always take care of yourself, meaning that you may adapt any of my instructions, mindfully adjust positions, take a drink of water, open your eyes, or do whatever else you need to feel safe and secure. Hope you enjoy my yoga nidra guides! ♥

TAKING BACK THE NIGHT 2020 [full album]
A collection of supportive yoga nidras for survivors of sexual abuse
Pre-requisites: Basic distress tolerance and emotion-regulation skills
Total running time: 3:06 hours • Suggested contribution: $15 – $45*

1. Listen In – Settling into a receptive space for deep inner listening • 14:32 🌓 🌕
2. Safe Explorations – Building a foundation of security for safe inward explorations • 23:53 🌑 🌓
3. Body Appreciation – Growing gratitude for our bodies in all of their wonder, complexity, and resilience • 17:25 🌓 🌕
4. Spacious Ease – Feeling into the vast spaciousness that resides within and all around us • 19:02 🌑 🌓 | Music: Meditative Mind – 174 Hz Pain Relief
5. Mindful Mayas – Cultivating present moment awareness of our body, breath/ energy, mind, inner wisdom, and joyful essence; illuminating the pathway home to our Soul • 39:22 🌑 🌓 🌕
6. Healing Moonlight – Resting in mindful self-compassion for coping with emotional stress • 30:40 🌑 🌓 | Music: Meditative Mind – 417 Hz Cleanse Negative Energy
7. Grow Love, Give Love – Opening our hearts to ourselves, a loved one, and the connection between (three-layer maitri) • 20:43 🌓 🌕
8. Soothing Lullaby – Coaxing our bodies into conscious sleep with gentle rhythms and rotations • 20:30 🌑 | Music: Faith’s Hymn – Beautiful Chorus

🌑 Sleep nidra – Practices for transitioning into sleep
🌓 Nidra nap – Practices for any time during waking hours
🌕 Waking nidra – Practices for transitioning into wakefulness

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