Yoga Nidra for Manifesting Your Intentions with Dr. Melissa West
This yoga nidra script is designed to lead you through a reclined guided meditation to manifest your intention. It is a great way to start your morning with a morning yoga to manifest your heart’s desire. If you have been wondering how to manifest your intentions with yoga nidra, this is one of the best yoga nidra’s for manifesting. You can manifest through relaxation.
Through this yoga nidra you will learn how manifestation happens with yoga nidra. You will also learn how to set an intention and manifest a meaningful life with yoga nidra.
With gratitude and appreciation this yoga nidra for manifestation was filmed on the We Wai Kai Lands on Quadra island, next to Rebecca Spit. It is infused with truly magical energy. During the filming a We Wai Kai person was drumming and chanting healing prayers. Also, there was a pod of orca whales that went by. The energy was incredible. When you practice we know you will be able to connect with the extraordinary spirit that infuses this practice.
One of the most powerful aspects of yoga nidra is intention setting. Sankalpa or intention setting in yoga nidra aligns perfectly with manifestation as they both use meditative and mindfulness practices to create positive, constructive thoughts to make your dreams and desires a reality.
“Intention is the conscious placement of energy in the direction we want it to go” according to Kamini Desai author of Yoga Nidra, The Art of Transformational Sleep. We tend to live our life on autopilot and by certain habits. We have certain ideas, thoughts and beliefs that drive our life. These ideas, thoughts and belief condition our reality. When we practice yoga nidra we change our brainwaves, our energy body, our emotional body, our thoughts and by extension our physical reality.
Sankalpa is translated as determination. When we set intentions we are programming our unconscious mind to tell it the direction we want to go in our lives. It allows us to create a plan, direction and vision for our life. In short, intention will withdraw our energy from where we don’t want to go and place our energy where we do want to go in our lives. It is a conscious and deliberate objective vision for our lives. We become the creators of our lives when we set an intention to manifest.
Intentions are slightly different from goals. When we set an intention we are heading in a particular direction, but we let go of our attachment to the outcome. That way, when we experience the inevitable bumps along the road to our manifest life, we no longer need to judge or criticize ourselves. We don’t need to feel stress or inner conflict if things take longer than we expected or we don’t arrive exactly where we originally envisioned ourselves. Life has many twists and turns and intention is open ended enough to account for the circumstances of life. In that way you are moving towards your intention while enjoying the journey.
With intention we are moving in a direction and appreciating the process. It does not mean we are expecting perfection. “Progress not perfection” can be our mantra as we witness our intentions coming to pass in our lives.
As we practice yoga nidra we are focusing our attention. I am sure all of you know the quote: “where attention goes, energy flows” In order to manifest our attention we want to go with the flow of our energy. We cannot push a river. When we place our attention with the flow of energy towards the intention we want to manifest we are flowing with the river. Letting go of self criticism and judgement we offer an environment of non abandoning, self compassion so that we can welcome in our intention without resistance. We let go of the self depreciation and inner discord and create an environment that aligns with inner harmony. Instead of fighting with ourselves we align ourselves with what is flowing in our lives. We notice how much we can flow with effortless ease.
In yoga nidra, because our brainwaves are in such a relaxed state we are actually rewriting negative programming. Through repeated practice we are reprogramming our bodies, minds, spirits, energy and emotional bodies to create the ideal conditions to manifest our intentions. By emptying out tension we create the optimal conditions for the intention to be received and to flow through the energy meridian channels of your body. You become a neutral slate for the influence of your intention in this relaxed state.
Yoga nidra goes beyond techniques like hypnosis so that you may know your own wholeness. A wholeness that resides beyond your critical thinking mind. In yoga nidra the yin and yang of the hemispheres of your brain and the left and right sides of your body, become a unified whole. Synchronized movement between the two halves of the brain in yoga nidra has been shown in medical imaging PET scans.
In order to change our external world, we can employ practices like yoga nidra that ask us to drop deeply within. Our external worlds are simply a reflection of our internal state of being. When we create a state of calm, flow within, this will be reflected in our external world as well.
There are two types of intention in yoga nidra:
- Primary Intention
- Secondary Intention
- Primary Intention:
Speaks to the fullness of who you are inside and its expression in the material world. With primary intention you form an intention around the consciousness you are cultivating within and how you want to bring that consciousness into the world. In other words how you want to embody that spirit as you walk through the world.
- Secondary Intention
A secondary intention clears your path. It removes whatever is in the way on our path of realizing our primary intention. These could be perceptions, ways of thinking, speaking or acting that are keeping us small. “These behaviours obstruct our true nature and subvert our fullest and most powerful potential in life.” Kamini Desai Secondary Intentions help remove obstacles, like boulders on a path and redirect behaviours and thoughts so that they are more supportive of our full self expression and true nature.
A Secondary Intention usually covers three areas: attitudes, habits and external stressors. Attitudes are things we continually think about ourselves. Self depreciation could be an attitude that could be reframed to self compassion. Habits that don’t serve us well such as over doing could be reframed to self care. Situations that cause stress are a third area. Recognizing that we can’t control our external world, we can intentionally choose how to respond when stressful events arise.
There are five qualities of an effective intention:
- It resonates
- It is in the present tense
- It is positive
- It is concise
- It is about you
“When you get out of your way there is room for grace to do the work for you.” Kamini Desai, Yoga Nidra, The Art of Transformational Sleep
Yoga Nidra the Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini Desai
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