Yoga Nidra for Inner SilenceMay 22, 2023
A busy mind is a tiring place to exist. To slow down, and allow the thoughts to become more spacious and even less is a gift that when you receive becomes a blessing for all you interact with. In this yoga nidra practice be guided towards freedom from unwanted thoughts and progress your soul's growth with ease.
"The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress."
~ Ramana Maharshi.
Benefits of the Practice
You may discover some lovely releases of thought habits from this practice along with:
- Reduced feelings of overwhelm
- Less stressed emotional and mental thought habits
- Greater clarity with focused thoughts
- Simpler wisdom and intuitive decision making
- A deeper feeling of purpose in life
- A quieter mind and response to life events
How the Practice Unfolds
Your journey begins with your safe space and Sankalpa setting. I encourage you to embrace an intention that is from your soul's calling for this lifetime, an intention that could be your life's work to unfold and not a goal of 12 months.
You then take the rotation of consciousness that begins inside the mouth, to connect to easing the mind's activity and come into the head's physical sensory world. This calms your focus onto the practice and being present.
Your Breath Awareness
The breath awareness of this practice focuses on the crown chakra. This is your connection to universal consciousness/ Spirit/ Divine. The focus of awareness at this chakra activates and opens up to receive at a higher conscious level. The combination of breath and awareness at the crown chakra is the important weaving of your life force energy with your Higher Self.
Your Oppositional Creation
You move from your breath awareness flowing into the feeling of 'busy-ness' and doing. This feeling may be physical or emotional, or both. How does your body experience 'busy-ness'?
Then you flow into the opposite to 'stillness' and not doing. Where and how do you experience 'stillness' in your body and emotions?
Through your opposites practice you can become aware of your ability to choose your experience of feelings and emotions at any time. Ultimately, when you practice holding these contrasting experiences within you there are some beautiful outcomes that can arise - unity, oneness, wholeness, nothingness, the ability to hold many contrasting emotions judgement-free - or your own discovery.
Your Thought Silence
At this point you transition into the chidakasha or third eye centre, where you receive intuitive wisdom and psychic development from the world, but also this merges into your thought field. When the thought field becomes silent through awareness of witnessing it, you can discover the true wisdom that lies beneath and your secret powers of intuition to guide your life. You may be in danger of falling into the silence of no thought and that is a welcome rest!
You then return back to your Sankalpa and body, to continue with your day revived and replenished.
Please be aware that some practices can bring up deep fears and you may need to seek professional support. You can reach out to me if you need guidance.
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