My script for Yoga Nidra

This is the script I use for the 'Rotation of Consciousness' stage of the Yoga Nidra practice. I love it! I never tire of it. It soothes the brain, it puzzles the brain, it intrigues, it lulls us. 

Tuck your willing victim(s) in, cosy and relaxed, and off you go!

Corner of the left eye, left eyebrow, left forehead, left side of the head, left ear, left jaw, left cheek. left temple, awareness of the left side of the body (x3)

Corner of the right eye, right eyebrow, right forehead, right side of the head, right ear, right jaw, right cheek. right temple, awareness of the right side of the body (x3)

Right shoulder, right upper arm, right wrist, palm of the hand, top of the hand, right thumb. Second finger, third finger, forth finger, fifth finger, right lower arm. 

Left shoulder, left upper arm, left wrist, palm of the hand, top of the hand, left thumb. Second finger, third finger, forth finger, fifth finger, left lower arm, top of the left arm, top of the right arm. 

The left side of the body, the left side of the body, the right side of the body, the right side of the body. 

Sole of the right foot, big toe, second toe, third toe, forth toe, fifth toe, space between the toes, right ankle, side of the right foot, top of the right foot, the right foot, the right foot. 

Sole of the left foot, big toe, second toe, third toe, forth toe, fifth toe, space between the toes, left ankle, side of the left foot, top of the left foot, the left foot, the left foot. 

Top of the spine, middle of the spine, base of the spine, pelvic girdle, right hip joint, left hip joint, top of the right leg, back of the right leg, top of the left leg, back of the left leg, top of the left knee, back of the left knee, top of the right knee, back of the right knee, the right leg, the right leg, the left leg, the left leg. 

The front of the shoulder girdle, the back of the shoulder girdle, the back ribs, the front ribs, the front of the body, the front of the body, the back of the body, the back of the body, inside of the body. 

The left brain, the front brain, the back brain, the right brain. The bridge between the left brain and the front brain. The bridge between the front brain and the back brain. The bridge between the back brain and the right brain. The bridge between the right brain and the left brain. The bridge between the front brain and the left brain. The brain, the brain, the brain, the brain. 

Images for the Image Visualisation stage of the practice:

Burning candle. Endless dessert. Egyptian pyramid. Torrential rain. Snow capped mountains. Greek temple at sunrise. Birds flying across a sunset. Red clouds drifting. A cross above a church. Stars at night. Full moon. Smiling Buddha. Wind from the sea. Waves breaking on a deserted beach. The restless sea. 

You are welcome to use, adapt and share. Share and enjoy.

Namaste, Sylvia. 

Thanks to Deirdre Murtagh (RIP), Yoga Therapy Ireland, The Burren Yoga Centre, and above all to the thousands of yoga students who have helped me refine the script to one that resonates deeply.