Safe and simple collection

For much of human history, the experience of resting safely has been denied to many. Many of us, no matter our level of personal privilege, education and resources, have trouble resting. Whilst yoga nidra is a practice that can lead to experiences of transcendence, healing and insight, one in which we can meet gods, ancestors and our deepest selves, I truly believe that the simple act of rest itself, offered in a context of reverent care, is both the most simple, and the most transformative practice of all.

Access to a high quality of rest, and the opportunity to dream well, in safe, nurturing settings, is everyone’s birthright. The barriers to accessing modern yoga that affect marginalised groups such as people of colour, disabled people, and the underpaid, can also be a factor in accessing high quality rest, and yoga nidra practices. To be clear, if you are working hard, not paid a lot, can’t lie in a traditional savasana , or just don’t feel welcome in yoga studios, you might also have disturbed rest, a need for more rest than others, and also find many yoga-related rest practices to be inaccessible.

I believe we can do something to help, and I am developing yoga nidra practices that are as simple and safe as I can. I’m often uncomfortable with the phrase ‘trauma sensitive’ or ‘trauma informed’ as often, what is on offer is anything but that. So let us call these ‘safe and simple’ yoga nidras instead: heavy on choices and invitations; light on visualisation.

78 minutes total

1. Wild Harvest – Snoozing through winter to emerge transformed in the spring
2: Sensory Prana – A sensory route around the body and then a pranic body scan
3: Antar Mouna (14m) – An exploration of the senses and staying present

4: Marma Stars – A marma point route around the body
5: Short Sensory Pause – Short and sensory for a concentrated dose of rest

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