yoga nidra: and this too

This practice followed a conversation during which a number of participants shared their feelings of grief at the loss of loved ones. (Some poetic license was used in the recounting of the story from the Bhagavad Gita.)

yoga nidra: being aware

Being aware is not a doing. When there is nothing to reject and nothing to cling to, nothing to fix and nothing to change, then there is nothing to do but simply rest as multidimensional awareness in which all sensations arise and subside.

yoga nidra: the fantasy of becoming

Some day, with enough practice, I will be…If my body were different, then…If I could just get my emotions under control, then…If only I _, then… How do we break free of the belief trap that something should be different than it is?Can we sense even the possibility that nothing has to change? The “sleep” […]

yoga nidra: being oneself

Who shows up during our time of practice? The inner critic? The perfectionist? The dreamer? The martyr? The victim? The good student? The spiritual one? What do these various personas feel like? What does it feel like to be oneself? What is the feeling of self-consciousness? What is the feeling of being unguarded? Free of […]

yoga nidra: awake while asleep

Playing with the boundary between wakefulness and sleep, we enter into nidra, or yogic sleep during which we may discover that even while we are “sleeping” awareness is present.

yoga nidra: form is emptiness, emptiness is form

A practice that begins with a tune sung by Kermit the Frog, moves through an exploration of the elements in which we simultaneously experience apparently contradictory sensations, which leads us to a somatic understanding of the dictum from the Heart Sutra.

yoga nidra: fully human, fully divine

Without ignoring or denying the story of our lives, the grip of identity can relax allowing us to experience that which is beyond story. Through the simple practice of attuning to body, breath and the natural upwelling of gratitude, we open the lens wider than our dramas and traumas and reconnect with Source.

yoga nidra: relief

I’m running late to pick up the birthday cake, my eyes alternate between road and clock, I’m trying not to speed as I rush toward the ferry terminal. (Well, truthfully, I am trying not to get a ticket.) Sound familiar? Once in line, I exhale and realize it would be a good idea to settle […]