Category Archives for "Meditation"

May 06

The Pancha Maya Koshas

By Ally | Meditation , Yoga Nidra , Yoga Teacher Resources

In this post we are going to explore how the pancha maya koshas (the layers of the self relate to Yoga Nidra Meditation. One of the things that makes yoga nidra a unique meditation technique is not just the deep rest/deep sleep state with trace awareness, but also the fact that in most yoga nidra styles you will go on an awareness journey through the 5 layers of the self (whether you realize it or not!)

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Apr 14

Step One: Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

By Ally | Meditation

welcome namaste,Many of you have asked me how to practice the psychic nadi shodhana or imagined alternate nostril breathing. Don’t feel frustrated if you tried a yoga nidra and it felt like it was tricky or didn’t make sense to you. It’s important to learn the beginner steps first and then start to work with […]

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Mar 27

10 Minute Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest

By Ally | Meditation , Yoga Nidra

This 10 minute grounding yoga nidra helps calm stress and anxiety. It’s a short, effective yogic sleep practice with natural forest sounds and birdsong to create even deeper relaxation and states of innate healing through slowing down the brainwaves and activating the parasympathetic response. This meditation uses a breath studied by Dr. Andrew Huberman and his Huberman Lab called the physiological sigh.

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Mar 19

Spring Equinox Yoga Nidra

By Ally | Ayurveda , Meditation , Yoga Nidra

This spring equinox yoga nidra is a yogic sleep guided practice for the vernal equinox. Visualizations of light, the sunrise, seedlings, bird song all help welcome in this spring equinox 2021. It’s a new beginning meditation but also a deep relaxation which you might also know as non sleep deep rest (NSDR). You can practice this spring equinox ritual for spring renewal as many times as you like with Nidra guide Ally Boothroyd of Sarovara Yoga.

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Apr 08

Manipura Chakra Meditation – Solar Plexus Healing

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome and Namaste 🙂 This 25-minute guided meditation explores themes and visualizations to ignite your inner fire and balance and heal your solar plexus chakra. The healing balancing music and sound enhances the vibration within your own inner fire. Visualize breathe healing the navel, your lustrous gem. Visualizing golden sunlight, the life force of Surya, the sun into […]

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Mar 30

Prayers for Pinecrest Nursing Home

By Ally | Meditation

Our community here in my hometown of Bobcaygeon is hurting right now. We’ve been devastated by the spread of COVID-19. Especially to those living and working inside of Pinecrest Nursing home and their loved ones.  A few members in the community asked me to lead a guided prayer/meditation and this is of course the least […]

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Mar 24

COVID-19 Coronavirus Meditation

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome & Namaste,    These are some of the contemplations, reflections, affirmations and words of wisdom that have helped me greatly during this time. I hope that some of these reflections might help you too.   I find that I’ve been triggered in ways that are far beyond my control during this time in lockdown […]

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