LIVE Point of Light Yoga Nidra at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates, Epping NH

This short and powerful Point of Light Yoga Nidra was recorded live at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates, 75 Railroad Ave., Epping NH after Melissa Abbott’s Barkan Style Hot Vinyasa Class on Aug. 5, 2019. Every Monday Night at the 4:30pm Class there is a 15 minute Yoga Nidra in Savasana after class. There are different imaginary and visionary Yoga Nidra Meditations every week. To find out more information or to book a class: New Student Special $30 for 30 days. 

Yoga Nidra is particularly effective after a Hatha Yoga Class, although it can be done at any time of day or night. In the Yoga Tradition, it issued to restore and cool down the body after an intense Yoga Session and ensures the body can absorb the benefits of the yoga asanas.

Yoga Nidra promotes deep relaxation and rest that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. During a Hatha Yoga class, the students activate their life force energy of Prana Shakti in the postures. A long deep guided Savasana style Yoga Nidra increases the benefits of a Hatha Yoga session. Yoga Nidra is known to activate the relaxation response and improve the functions of the nervous and endocrine systems in the body. A Yoga Nidra session promotes the repair and regeneration, relieving muscular, mental, and emotional tension decreasing anxiety and improving mood, sleep, and life. It is known to enhance memory, creativity, improve sleeping patterns, and cultivates positive body awareness restructuring the Mind/Body/Spirit balance within. It is used extensively for chronic pain, grief, anger, PTSD, and deep relaxation. Very good for blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, improving heart rate and levels of of adrenaline and cortisol. Yoga Nidra develops focus and mental willpower and brings inner peace, joy, and well being to practitioners.

Before doing this meditation, make sure to lie down on a bed, couch, or yoga mat on the floor. You may place a soft pillow under your bent knees on under your head to make yourself as comfortable as possible. It is best that you remain completely still during the entire Yoga Nidra session but if for some reason you need to adjust something to make yourself more comfortable feel free to do so. The important thing is that you are able to let yourself completely relax during the session. Some people place and eye pillow over their eyes or make sure to wrap a blanket or shawl over themselves, not only to keep warm but to contain the mediation energy or Shakti during the session.

It is my pleasure and privilege to lead you through the Yoga Nidra Session. You can find more Visionary and Imaginative Yoga Nidra and Tantric Yoga Style Meditations at Melissa Abbott Yoga & Meditations available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, or Podbean. Please leave a review, subscribe, and rate the podcast. If you have any questions or concerns email . Thank you for listening.

Many Kind Regards,

Melissa Abbott

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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