Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yoga Nidra Script - New Moon - Taurus



Prepare for the practice of Yoga Nidra by lying on your back in shavasana . . .
Feel supported across the entire body . . .
Listen for sounds
Listen to the heart beat


us usual


Place a Star on each body part forming a constellation - body parts named as usual


Bring your attention to the base of the spine at the tailbone

Feel the breath at the tail bone, the root chakra

Taurus is associated with the root chakra.

Taurus the bull like the root chakra is a symbol of masculine power and fertility. The bull roots in the earth with his front hooves and lowers his nostrils toward the ground to warn any who would threaten his “herd”. There are many cows in the herd, but only the strongest bull will be able to preserve the genetic integrity of the group.

The first chakra is actually the basis of both our masculine and feminine energy. It represents our masculine will and male sexual organs as well as the feminine energy of the Goddess Kundalini.

Here  a man can learn to integrate his feminine power and a woman can learn to integrate her masculine power through the clearing and opening of this chakra.

Breath in and out from the root chakra, the tailbone

No astrological sign is more grounded than sensual and security-loving Taurus.

I am grounded
I am secure

(repeat two times)

I am sensual
I am secure

(repeat two times)

Sturdy, stable, steady, generous, naturally abundant and slow as a flower opening to the spring sunlight is Taurus
I am sturdy

I am stable

(repeat two times)

I am generous

I am abundant

An earth sign. Taurus prefers to sense its way into a situation. Taurus doesn’t need to prove much besides its ability to build bit by bit and day by day.

Say to yourself mentally

“I am proven”

(repeat two times)

Feel grounded and supported in the earth energy of Taurus and take a deep breath in and on the exhale say to yourself.  Being “grounded “ is the essence of Taurus.

“I am grounded and supported”

The bull, a preferred sacrificial animal was used in many ancient rites

Consecrated to the moon-goddess, the sacrificial bull’s blood was sprinkled on stone altars and used in rituals of baptism and purification..

What is the symbolism of sacrifice.

The archetype of sacrifice teaches that there is wisdom in giving something up in order to make room for the creative spirit of the new. It teaches that we cannot do or be all things at once.

Paring down and stripping away limits us-but at the same time gives structure and shape to our free-form spirits

Breathing at the tailbone


Come to the chidakasha, the mind space in front of the closed eyes in that space

Assess your life and determine what part of your inner character or outer life simply “needs to go.”

 We will make a symbolic ritual sacrifice.

Unlike banishing something unwanted, the ritual of sacrifice involves relinquishing something that is meaningful or important to us.

You may find, for instance, that giving up your extroverted social life is necessary in order to bring forth some creative project.

Or, it may be that you need to forswear your love of seclusion in order to allow a relationship to blossom.

You may truly appreciate spending money on books, but need to sacrifice that in favor of an acupuncture treatment.

Making a sacrifice is a form of emotional ecology.

By practicing principles of conservation in how we live our lives, we cultivate a healthier inner ecosystem.


After you have determined that part of your life that needs sacrificing, choose a spirit animal that symbolizes your choice.

Our inner, human nature, the ancients realized, reflects the living realm of outer nature.

A bird, for example, might stand for that part of you that loves getting together with friends.

 A  bull might signify the side of you that is assertive to the point of dominating the more sensitive, empathic side of yourself or others.

A dove may embody the peaceloving part of you that prevents confrontation.

A cow may signify the part of you that is overly nurturing to the detriment of your professional life.
A fox might symbolize your wily street smarts that has obscured the more innocent part of your soul.

Next, imagine that you are facing your spirit animal.

Pay tribute to the creature before you, honoring its positive gifts. Then explain your reasons why it must leave and give voice to the new dimension it is being sacrificed for. After you have blessed your spirit animal, imagine that you have released it into freedom, whether through opening a gate, letting it fly into the air, or seeing it rejoin its wild peers. This may not be forever, but for a portion of time, until you are ready to welcome that part of your nature back into your life.

At first, you may feel grief at letting go of a cherished part of yourself. You may also feel touched by the love of the animal that has sacrificed itself for your sake. Gradually, however, you begin to feel the spacious opening that has been created through making this spirit sacrifice.

There is room now within your soul for the birth of the new and the uprising of an  unexpected and unexplored part of yourself.  Finally, give thanks to the moon, give thanks to the realm of nature and all living creatures, and last, acknowledge the sacred principle of sacrifice and its usefulness in our everyday lives.


(as usual)

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