Get ready to shake your yoga nidra pompoms! On this episode, Rest Sisters from the Daring to Rest Academy join me to share our key takeaways from The First International Yoga Nidra Conference. We discuss the theme of unity that pervaded the conference despite the different lineages of yoga nidra represented and reflect on what is a feminine approach to yoga nidra, how we express this in Daring to Rest programs, and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s permission to be ‘wild within the structure’ of the practice. I ask about the network versus hierarchy debate posed at the conference, and we offer insight on the idea of post-lineage yoga nidra that allows us to play inside the framework.
We delve into Kamini Desai’s metaphor around being a container for what is rather than identifying with what comes and goes—and describe how yoga nidra effectively reorganizes our relationship with our emotions. We explored concepts from the many yoga nidra rock star teachers we learned from including Indu Arora’s view of yoga nidra as ‘the sleep of realization’ and deep truth. Listen in for insight around emphasizing invitation and choice in the language of yoga nidra and learn how each Rest Sister integrated her profound feelings of gratitude, balance and belonging into life after the conference.
After you listen, I’d love to hear your takeaways in the comments below or on social media you can tag me and use the #daringtorest.
The theme of unity and mutual respect at the Yoga Nidra Conference
How Uma Dinsmore-Tuli offered permission to be ‘wild within the structure’
The common thread around entering the sacred space through the breath
Why we need more post-lineage yoga nidra (i.e.: network vs. hierarchy)
Kamini Desai’s metaphor around being the ocean rather than the waves
The value of guiding students from timebound to timeless consciousness
How yoga nidra effectively reorganizes our relationship with our emotions
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s intro to resources around the history of yoga nidra
Molly Birkholm’s take on bringing yoga nidra to the corporate workplace
The emphasis on invitation + choice in scripts over telling people what to do
How each woman experienced reentry to life after the yoga nidra immersion
Indu Arora’s insight on yoga nidra as the sleep of realization and deep truth