Here you will find live Yoga Nidra recordings from group classes that I have taught. If you are new to Yoga Nidra please start from the first recording and spend a few weeks on it before moving onto the next one.
Rapid Images – Rose
Yoga Nidra recording for a beginner. The guided visualisation is of rapid images starting with a rose.
Rapid Images – Rain
Yoga Nidra recording for an experienced beginner. The guided visualisation is of rapid images starting with rain.
Yoga Nidra recording for an experienced beginner to early intermediate level. The guided visualisation is of an autumn day.
Yoga Nidra recording for an intermediate level. The guided visualisation is of the beach,
Yoga Nidra recording for an intermediate level. The guided visualisation is of a mountain.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is the practice of lying in savasana and involves a teacher guiding you through different stages such as focusing on different parts of the body, the breath and guided visualisation. This is to allow the body and mind to arrive at a deeper meditative state through non-judgmental observation, which helps release tension in the body. It is important to stay awake so that total awareness is maintained throughout the practice.
What is Sankalpa?
Sankalpa is a short and simple statement of what you would like to achieve or cultivate in your life. The same words should be used and it is repeated during a Yoga Nidra practice. The wording should stay the same until the sankalpa is fulfilled. It is similar to some yoga classes when the teacher asks the students to set an intention at the beginning of the practice. However the intention in Yoga Nidra should be kept a secret and only be known by you.
It can also be used before you got to sleep/when you awake or before a yoga practice when you are setting an intention. There is no need to come up with a sankalpa in a hurry. Take your time. This will plant the seed and we don’t want to water a seed that will flourish into something that you didn’t actually want. For example asking for strength could result in a lot of challenges coming your way to build and test your strength but that is not what you were really looking for.
When choosing your sankalpa it is best to steer away from material gain and focus on the the heart’s truest desire, such as what you want to achieve in life, how you want your life to improve, what purpose you want to fulfil. Then ask why you have come up with those things – identify the reason behind it to come up with your sankalpa.
When wording your sankalpa you can use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking and make sure it is positive, in the present tense and in the first person. For example “I am becoming…”. Avoid words such as “will/not/can’t/won’t/try”.