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YOGA NIDRA

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YOGA NIDRA



YOGA NIDRA is an effortless lying down meditation which takes you to a space of conscious sleep. In the practice of YOGA NIDRA we allow our physical bodies to surrender in relaxation, whilst our other levels of being are thoroughly nourished: the mind chatter is calmed, the emotions are balanced, and one’s level of vitality energised.

Regularly practiced,
YOGA NIDRA is a space of profound union with creation, where internal difficulties and questions are resolved naturally, and spontaneous creative insights can occur. It is a joyful practice of homecoming that leaves one feeling revived, and ready to face the tasks of the life with an open mind, and heart.

“I made pilgrimages, looking for God.
Then I gave up, turned around,
there God was inside me!
… in the form
of a love that fills your heart”
~ Lalla


YOGA NIDRA translates from the sanskrit as “Yogi Sleep”, this is a little bit of a philosophical joke as the sleep of the yogi is to be truly awake. YOGA NIDRA is an effortless state of being.

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In epic Indian Vedic literature it talks of YOGA NIDRA as the state that Narayana is in when a flower grows from his navel in which is Brahma who then creates the universe… so it can be said that the universe arises from the state of YOGA NIDRA.

Kashmir Shaivite texts (circa 950CE) equate
YOGA NIDRA with Turiya (Shiva Sutra 1.7) ~ the fourth state of consciousness, neither waking, sleeping or dreaming, but something beyond all three.

As a practice
YOGA NIDRA is predominately taught through an arch of techniques which includes: settling, setting a sankalpa, rotation of consciousness, pairs of opposites, breath awareness, visualisations, sankalpa, externalisation and close ~ or most of them.

YOGA NIDRA is predominately practiced lying down, but it can be done seated or in any other position.

"My experience of YOGA NIDRA is profound relaxation, rejuvenation, a sense of homecoming that I can only equate with the other Bhakti Yoga practices, and a sense of clarity which echoes throughout the day, long after the practice is over." – Sivani Mata

Sivani Mata trained in Total
YOGA NIDRA with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli. This training is unique in it's comparative approach to the practice, honouring different lineages as well as the history and evolution of nidra.

REST IS REVOLUTIONARY


The incredible Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (co-founder of the Yoga Nidra Network) talks about why lying down and resting is a revolutionary act.

Experience YOGA NIDRA
Upcoming Dates

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Tuesdays | 11:15am
LONDON
WOMEN'S YOGA CLASS
with Sivani Mata
at The Life Centre Islington, 1 Britannia Row, N1 8QH

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3 Aug 2017 | 7:30pm
LONDON
WOMEN'S YOGA CIRCLE
Yoga Nidra, Kirtan,
Asana & Mudra

with Sivani Mata
at Gracelands Yard, 102 Liddell Gardens, Kensal Rise, NW10 3QE

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18 – 27 Aug 2017
SOMERSET
SANTOSA
Living Yoga
and Bhakti Camp

at The Healing Field Meadow, near Glastonbury

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8 Sept 2017 | 10am
LONDON
CREATIVITY, SEXUALITY & THE CYCLES OF OUR LIVES
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata
at Yogacampus London, 1 Britannia Row, Islington, N1

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1 Oct 2017 | 3pm
RICHMOND
KIRTAN and TOTAL YOGA NIDRA
with Sivani Mata
at Bhuti, 50 Hill Rise, Richmond, TW10 6UB

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20 – 22 Oct 2017
SOMERSET
LIVING LOVE
A Kirtan–Bhakti Yoga Retreat
with Sivani Mata
at Nature’s Retreat Centre, Butleigh, Glastonbury, BA6 8SJ

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22 – 26 Nov 2017
LONDON
WELL WOMAN
Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) Teacher Training
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata
at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Road, SE16

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Various Dates
and Locations
TOTAL YOGA NIDRA
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli
Trainings, Foundation weekends and online courses

FREE YOGA NIDRA DOWNLOADS

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The YOGA NIDRA NETWORK offers FREE YOGA NIDRA mp3s (mainly recorded live) to stream or download from there community of teachers.

The following
YOGA NIDRA mp3s shared by Sivani Mata are available to download on the network:

Lakshmi Yoga Nidra - Beauty and Abundance
This 19min Yoga Nidra was recorded live at our Women's Yoga weekly class at The Life Centre, Islington, London, April 2017 during the festival of Navaratri (the 9 night celebration of the divine feminine).

Sweet As Honey Yoga Nidra
This 28min Yoga Nidra was recorded live at our regular Women's Yoga Circle in London, January 2017. It offers a rotation of kisses from the inner beloved.

Infinite Heart Yoga Nidra
This 25min Yoga Nidra was recorded live at our regular Women's Yoga Circle in London, Sept 2016. It offers a rotation with the sound of the kantele harp in the background.

Acceptance Yoga Nidra
This 22min Yoga Nidra was recorded live at our regular Women's Yoga Circle in London, Aug 2016. It offers a rotation as a smile of love and acceptance for every part of our being.

Being Woman Yoga Nidra
This 26min Yoga Nidra was recorded live with an amazing group of women at the beautiful Being Woman retreat day in a lovely church in Epsom, July 2016. It offers a mantra rotation to honour the feminine essence through the sound MA.

Welcome Nidra
This 27min Yoga Nidra was recorded live at Bhuti Yoga and Well-Being space in Richmond, London, July 2016. The theme is to be WELCOME.

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA Yoga Nidra
24min Yoga Nidra using nyasa, the placement of mantra (OM NAMAH SHIVAYA) around the body in the rotation, and honouring the Light of Consciousness within. Recorded at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre on the first weekend of the Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training October 2014.

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लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
LOKĀ SAMASTĀ SUKHINO BHAVANTU
"May All The Beings In All The Worlds Be Happy and at PEACE"

© Sivani Mata Francis – Natural Mystic Bhajans