Your fate is determined by the cosmos but you have the power to change your destiny. How? By the choices and actions we make. Our core beliefs influence our emotions and the actions we take, our behaviours, our personality, and thus our life. To change our destiny, we must live a purposeful life.
Creating a sankalpa (a powerful intention, will, and determination) helps us to align our thoughts and energy to our true purpose, which shapes our destiny (and transforms the world around us). When we are met with difficulties, this sankalpa is powerful enough to keep us on our path.
In this workshop, we:
About New Moon Yoga Nidra
Nighttime is a time to turn towards stillness. In this stillness, we are closest to our truest essence. Add to this the powerful New Moon, which is void of light in the night sky. Out of this void and emptiness, all is birthed into Life. This is a great time to plant seeds of intentions at the start of a new lunar cycle.
We begin the session with a ritual to cleanse our space and honour the directions and elements. This practice is seen in many spiritual traditions.
We then move into a space of meditative self-inquiry (related to the New Moon in Gemini and regarding Purpose), revealing our seeds of intentions for the month.
As we rest in a Restorative yoga pose, we are guided into Yoga Nidra. I share practices passed down through my teachers (from the Sri Vidya lineage – Himalayan Institute). We offer our intentions to the Goddess.
Yoga Nidra (commonly referred to as yogic sleep) is an ancient Tantric Yoga practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia. In ancient texts, Yoga Nidra is a Goddess.
In this session, I guide you to a place of relaxation where the thoughts begin to slow down. You’ll move into a deep state of stillness (moving through the koshas), where you are unconditionally supported and awaken a connection to the infinite or Source.