Yoga nidra is a guided meditation practice that happens at the end of each of the classes I teach. As we all speed ahead towards the end of a very fast and busy year, a practice such as yoga nidra can help to refresh not only the body, but also mind and emotions – well deserved at this time of year!
If you are new to the practice of yoga nidra, you need to be aware of the term sankalpa.
A sankalpa is your own personal resolve or goal – a determination to become, or do something in your life. Making it at the start of each yoga nidra practice is like sowing a seed, and at the end of the practice is akin to watering that seed. If verbalising a goal seems too difficult right now, just use the sankalpa reference time to simply reflect on a goal or direction you may like to take in the future. There are good references about sankalpa on various search engines on the Internet.
The meditation below (just under 17 minutes) is slighter shorter than offered in my class, but may prove to be just the tonic to rejuvenate at this stressful and busy time of year.
Wishing you a wonderful festive season for 2015.