The One Heart Yoga Nidra

The One Heart Yoga Nidra Session is slightly shorter than other Yoga Nidra on this podcast. It is designed to break down the barriers between your thinking mind and your essential self to promote inner self awareness. I originally used this as a guided meditation savasana at the end of a Barkan Hot Vinyasa Class at Steam House Hot Yoga and Pilates in Epping NH where I teach Yoga.

This Meditation is perfect to do during your day as a meditation practice, perhaps after lunch or in the afternoon. You may also get a great deal of benefit from doing it after a Hatha Yoga Practice Session or before bedtime. At those times the body will be able to completely relax so that the transformative and healing benefits of Yoga Nidra can take root in your consciousness in the best possible way.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra include: Relieving muscular, mental, and emotional tension such as stress or anxiety. Memory enhancement, insomnia, increased creativity, and energy levels are boosted. Helps to heal the functioning of the Endocrine system and cultivates positive body awareness leading to the restructuring of the Mind, Body, and Spirit Balance within.

Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew, and Refresh with the Guided Meditation Practice. Carve out 15 minutes in your schedule, grab and blanket or a shawl to cover yourself and a pillow under your knees and experience all the possibilities. 

So much gratitude to lead your though this amazing practice. Much Love to You, Melissa

Published by Melissa Abbott Yoga & Meditation Podcast

A lifelong meditator, learner and seeker, Melissa started her journey with a Hatha Yoga class in 1970 at age 17. Later after a stint in Art School and extensive travel, Melissa became a resident at Shree Muktananda Ashram in upstate NY studying Siddha Yoga meditation practices and is a disciple of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the Siddha Lineage Of Swami Muktananda and Bhagwan Nityananda. There she became acquainted with Shaiva Tantra Meditation from Kashmir, while studying with Dr. Paul Mueller Ortega, Dr.Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton aka Swami Durgananda and many other teachers residing there at that time. Melissa also studied Tibetan Buddhist Practices of the Sakya Lineage with Luding Khenchen Rimpoche. Melissa has had a 40+ year meditation practice receiving many initiations and transmissions from many great contemporary teachers. Currently, since 2017 Melissa has been studying with Christopher Wallis a Sanskrit Scholar Phd covering “The Recognition Sutras”, “Vijnana Bhairava”, “Spanda Karikas”, and “Tantraloka”. Melissa is an avid reader, studying with the scholarly works of Christopher Wallis PhD, Alexis Sanderson Phd.Oxford University , Christopher Tompkins PHd Candidate University Of CA Berkley, and James Mallinson from SOAS in London. A member of, Melissa keeps up with the latest translations of historic Yogic Writings by contemporary scholars. On the Hatha Yoga front, Melissa has studied Iyengar and Anusara Hatha Yoga in the 1990’s and later took her first hot yoga class 10 years ago with Suzanne Elliott in Merritt Island, FL, becoming a Raja Hot Core Hatha Yoga 500 hour Teacher in 2016 with Craig Villani. In 2017 she became a USA Yoga Coach and started judging video submissions in 2019. In 2018 Melissa studied with Jimmy Barkan Level 2 Hot Vinyasa Training in Ft Lauderdale and 2019 Adi Westerman’s Teaching 26/2 Plus Training. A member of the Original Hot Yoga Asso OHYA and a Hot Yoga Teacher at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates in Epping NH and Blue Yoga Group in Swampscott, MA. “Melissa Abbott Yoga and Meditation” has a weekly Visionary Tantric Yoga & Yoga Nidra Podcast available on Spotify, ITunes Podcasts, Podbean and YouTube.

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