Yoga Nidra for Pisces-time

mask_ii.jpgNamaste, Everyone.

I’m facilitating another Yoga Nidra tomorrow morning.  First one of the year.  Can’t believe it’s 2013 and we’re all still here!!  Just kidding.

The astrological aspects are so supporting for this kind of yoga practice right now.  The possibilities are limitless.  The little stellium of Sun Neptune, Chiron and Venus re-affirms a drive towards spiritual healing.

Virgin Mind

On June 1 there’s another Solar Eclipse.  It’s occurring in the twelfth degree of Gemini.  According to Dane Rudyhar, writing in: An Astrological Mandala, this degree’s keynote phrase is “Liberation from the ghosts of the past.”   In the commentary he challenges us to create, “virgin minds, for virgin fields”.  This seems like a  clear call to continue our mindfulness and meditation practices.  How else will you be able to recognize a virgin moment, in a virgin mind?

Solar Eclipses mark  major, important, new beginnings, which inherently implies a major ending as well…certainly in the balsamic time preceding the eclipse.   Regardless, it generally affects a majority of us, all the time, especially those who live connected to the moon.

Would you like to have a “virgin mind, in a virgin field”, right now?  What if everyone you met after Tuesday, becomes an opportunity for a new beginning untainted by the past, both recent and otherwise? What an opportunity for those who practice loving-kindness………..

Tuesday:   Yoga for The Eclipse:     Bring something from your home altar.  Do your practice.  Journal.  Share your experience. Chant Om.  A few times.  Enjoy yourself.  Find your sangha.

Sunday, Aug 29, 2010

It’s time for another Yoga Nidra experience.  Who knows what will happen this time?  Surely, not I.  Nevertheless, it’s important to continue the research. Scientific documentation seems to be important to a lot of people, as if that were the absolute truth of any matter.  Those on a yoga journey are learning (or rather unlearning) different perspectives.

I’ve been teaching yoga and yoga therapy for a long time now and it’s interesting to note that insomnia is an increasingly common complaint.  Sleep disorders abound.

Many people self-medicate in order to get a good nights sleep.  Some people die from the medicating substance, whether it be  pharmaceutical, organic, or cooked up in your kitchen by the resident witch/healer.

What needs to be looked at more closely is that all of these cures/methods for inducing sleep are relying on an external something (pill/tea/etc.) to put us to sleep.  Nothing is inherently wrong (or right) with that approach.  Sometimes we need help.  But, here’s an article from Dr. Mercola’s newsletter that certainly deserves some thinking time.   If you do not want to read the whole thing at least scroll thru it and read the headlines, please.

scan0005On August 29 I’ll be facilitating another Yoga Nidra experience in SoCa. I’ve been de-stressing the American population for a long time, or trying to.  I’m learning that SoCa has it’s own unique list of stressor’s, quite different from those on the East Coast….    This past weekend a 6’ bookcase filled with china & glassward toppled over right next to me!  Other people were there too and it was ‘decided’ that it must have been an earthquake.  Yikes!

Stress is everywhere.

If you’ve experienced a yoga nidra before, this one is guaranteed to be different.  It’s built into the ‘system’.  After all,  every moment in time/space is utterly unique and changing at the same time.   Trust that you always get what you need but not necessarily what you want.

Nevertheless, healing happens with yoga nidra practices.

I’ve put together a teacher-training for those who would like to learn more about this pratyahara experience.  Find me if you’re interested.

I’ll be happy to bring this training to your group/studio.

Contact me and we’ll talk about how to do that.