Melt Yoga Nidra with Singing Bowl Sound Bath
Recorded Live by Melissa Abbott melissaabbott.com at Cape Ann Power Yoga capeannpoweryoga.com on Nov 4, 2021 after a Baptiste Journey into Power Yoga Class.
Yoga Nidra Immersion is a style of guided meditation best done after a Hatha yoga session. Done in a supine position the student is guided to a yogic sleep which allows the physical body and brain to fully relax and restores the nervous system helping the student to fully absorb the physical Asanas. did ne at the end of a Hath Yoga Session.
It is known to be healing for stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, healing grief and anger, lowering levels of cortisol, cholesterol, endocrine imbalances, and blood pressure.
Melissa Abbott conducts a deeper Inner Yogic Meditative Experience using Crystal Singing Bowls and Gongs as a vibrational sound immersion increasing relaxation restructuring the entire body within. Calming, Detoxifying, and Healing along with a Guided Meditation using 1000 year old Shaiva Tantra techniques and mantras from the Practices of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Keshmahraj’s Revognition Sutras and Abinavagupta’s Tantrasara.
A integrative and blissful experience clearing the subconscious and relieving muscular, emotional, and mental tension.
The inspiration for this Yoga Nidra was taken from an essay written by Dr. Paul Mueller-Ortega an authority and teacher on Trika lineage Tantra and Meditation.
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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