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Shifting with Yoga Nidra

Day 1

Introduction

In Yoga Nidra we work with Sankalpa (intention or resolution). We enter and close the Yoga Nidra practice with our sankalpa. During these first 3 days, we will be using this restorative meditation practice. This is considered the “seed” of growth in the area of your life that is calling for attention.

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Yoga Nidra

Daily Prompt

Suggested meditation 15 minutes

Today the focus is setting your Sankalpa for the next 40 days. A sankalpa is an intention that you set out in your yoga nidra practice. 

I invite you to complete a 15-minute meditation. Here you will find the playlist that you can use throughout these 40 days. If you have a meditation that you prefer, please feel free. 

Here are some guidelines for your Sankalpa: 

  1. Your intention MUST BE about you. 
  • How do you want to express yourself in the world? 
  • What do you want things to be like for yourself?   
  1. Take the time to let it resonate within you. 
  • It will feel right.
  • It will resonate throughout your entire being.
  • You should feel a sense of expansion in the body. 
  1. Setting this intention in a positive statement in the present tense.
  • Your intention should be a statement of truth even though it is not something that you truly believe right now. The intention must be something that is a truth that you want to cultivate and direct your attention and energy in that direction.
  • By focusing all our energy on the things we don’t like or don’t want creates an inner conflict and creates the opposite of the outcome we are looking for!
    • “I want to quit smoking”, “I want to be thin”, or “I want to be less anxious” your intention could be “I am healthy and only do things that nourish my body” or “I am at peace”.
  1. Keep it simple and concise.
  • This allows you to easily recall it whenever you need it. 
  • You can use images or a sense rather than words, if words are not your thing. Your intention can be truly anything that works for YOU.
  • The more you practice Yoga Nidra and allow yourself to rest in open awareness – the more you naturally come into better alignment and harmony with your Sankalpa. 
  1. Still not sure, ask yourself what is it that you truly want from your current life?
  • What will light you up? 
  • What will make your heart sing?  

Once you have formulated your creative intention, write it down, and also commit it to memory. 

 You are welcome to share it inside the group.  

Here are a few examples of a Sankalpa

  • I work to create peace in the world.
  • I am aware of my blind spots.
  • I am constantly working to unlearn my biases.
  • My actions make the world a better place.
  • I am capable of changing the world.
  • I communicate with clarity and compassion.
  • I know when to speak, and when to listen.
  • My voice is worthy of being heard.
  • I am content.
  • I love my life.
  • I find fulfillment in life.
  • I find joy in life.
  • I have what I need.
  • I am comfortable with solitude.
  • I am loved.
  • I am worthy of love.
  • I am present in every moment.
  • I take one action at a time.
  • I take time to breathe.
  • I listen to my inner wisdom.
  • I am free to change my mind.
  • I let go of what does not serve me.
  • I am adaptable.
  • I am resilient.
  • I know whose advice to take.
  • My discomfort is a sign of growth.
  • I am stronger every day.
  • I have the strength to overcome every obstacle.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I am powerful.
  • I am inspired.
  • I am clear on my goals and ambitions.
  • My actions align with my intentions.
  • I feel at home in my body.
  • I listen to my body.
  • I respect myself.
  • I make time for self-care.
  • I set and maintain healthy boundaries.
  • I rest when I need to.
  • I am capable of meeting my own needs.
  • I know my inherent worth.
  • I have patience.

After your meditation, write down any thoughts or feelings that come to mind, even if they are not clear and don’t make sense. It is not up to you to decipher the “code” of these messages. The goal at this point is to listen. 

I invite you to start a journal for the next 40 days. If you do not enjoy writing, then draw using colours. You may experience smells, sounds, physical sensations, emotional responses, or see images. Simply make a note.

You may not get anything, and that’s okay too. The objective is to slow things down to create a relaxation response.

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