Tattva Bhavana Yoga Nidra with Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath

Melissa Abbott with Singing Bowls at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates

Tattva Bhavana Yoga Nidra

with Crystal Bowl Sound Bath

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1hmZyzGKgEqyiyHEK8fpnc?si=UmR5Eus1RKOJLsAZp29G0w&dl_branch=1

Bhavana means feeling and Tattva means feeling into what is, as in feeling into your consciousness awareness.

In this Yoga Nidra Meditation we use a 1000 year old meditation technique, which is a foundational tantric yogic practice known to help people get into deeper and more profound states of meditation. In this meditation, you listen with your whole body, using a soft focus to merge your senses and whole field of awareness together, resonating and expanding.

This was recorded live by Melissa Abbott www.MelissaAbbott.com at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates www.steamhousenh.com in Epping NH USA on July 19, 2021 after a Hot Flow Vinyasa class. Crystal Singing Bowls played live with a background of recorded drone Tambura ( an Indian instrument known for its meditative focus) by Melissa Abbott creating a beautiful atmosphere to really relax and let go, digesting and dissolving, being at one within and with life.
The benefits of a daily meditation practice are known to improve the quality of life, activating the relaxation response, improving the functioning of the nervous and endocrine system, regenerating and repairing from the inside out. Learning to relax is a very important part of a yoga and life practice.
Find a quiet time to practice, using headphones is great, this meditation is can be done either sitting up or lying down. Enjoy

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 Academia.org, 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 www.steamhousenh.com 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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