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Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Pranayama

Yoga Nidra is a form of conscious rest, much like a guided meditation, and is usually done lying down. Nidra can soothe busy minds, settle over-active nervous systems and is deeply rejuvinating.

Take some time to settle, make sure you are warm and cosy, perhaps covering your eyes with a scarf. Turn off the phone and make sure you can rest undisturbed in a quiet place.

Autumn Nidra with Cello

A 24 minute live recording from Sweet Dreams in An Sanctoir, with Lea Miklody playing the cello.

yoga nidra autumnLea Miklody and Claire Osborne
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Aran Island Nidra

A 15 minute, sensual blessing for the body, connecting with the elements of earth and air. Uplifting and enlivening.

Aran island Nidra - Claire Osborne
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Healing Light Nidra

!6 minutes of deep inner connection, bringing healing awareness to the whole body and being.

Healing light nidra - Claire Osborne
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Pregnancy Nidra.

A 14 minute nourishing and revitalising Nidra, to connect you with your baby and yourself during this transformative time.

Pregnancy nidra - Claire Osborne
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Spring Nidra

a short 12 minute Nidra, inspired by the new growth and life of springtime, intended to bring new energy and life into your body and mind.

Spring Nidra - Claire Osborne
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Setting Intentions Nidra

This 18 minute Nidra gives time for the creation of a personal San Kalpa - an inner intention. This powerful tool is used to reprogramme your thoughts, feelings and attitudes to life, and bring about positive change and transformation.

setting intention nidra - claire osborne
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Infinite inner ocean nidra

a 16 minute nidra, inspired by a retreat on Heir Island, off the coast of West Cork, this is a nidra that connects you to the element of water and inner spaciousness.

infinite inner ocean nidra - Claire Osborne
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Singing bowls Nidra

A half hour long nidra, recorded on retreat on Heir island, with a background of resonant singing bowls.

singing bowls nidra - Claire Osborne
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Midwinter Nidra

A 25 minute long nidra, recorded during a Sweet Dreams event, accompanied by the magic of Lea Miklody on Cello. This Nidra takes you into the darkness: the reflective space offered by mid-winter, where we can connect with inner insight and our heartfelt needs.

Midwinter NidraClaire Osborne and Lea Miklody
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Pranayama can be done before or after doing asana (physical practice of Yoga), or on it's own, at any time of the day or night.

Pranayama techniques usually change the breath in some way and have the intention to transform our mood and energy levels. They can be energising, or relaxing, can be used for healing, or to have a cleansing effect on the mind.

Sit with an long spine, so your chest and belly are open and relaxed. Always be comfortable in your body, and your breathing. If you experience any effects that are unpleasant just stop and rest for a while. Not all practices suit everyone.



Pranamaya Kosha (breath body) awareness practice.

A simple guided awareness focusing on the breath that helps bring attention to the breath and, related to it, the energy body - one of the 5 Koshas (sheaths) of being.

Pranamaya Kosha awareness practice - claire osborne
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