Life can throw us many curveballs, hardships, and heartaches. We can tighten up, close off (trying to protect our heart), and become bitter and cynical. This disconnects us from our own heart and others. But there’s another choice – to remain centred in love – to rest in the altar of your heart.
The more we rest in the altar of our heart and nurture our heart, the more we enjoy life and see the beauty around us. Even in the heartache, we learn to cherish the deep lessons that shape who we are and allow us to connect with others from a place of compassion and mutual understanding.
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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 Scorpio and regarding Love and the Heart), 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.