One of the earliest publicly available recordings of the now classic 'Sixty One Point Meditation,' this is a traditionally paced version as taught by Swami Rama, founder of the Himalayan Institute. Called 'Shavayatra' in Sanskrit, it's meant to move fairly quickly to keep the listener engaged. The points on the body are called 'marma points,' collectively know as 'marman.' Senior teacher, Rod Stryker, who is also associated with the Himalayan Institute regularly uses the sixty one point exercise as part of his longer yoga nidra sequences. This version also makes a nice savasana practice at the end of a hatha yoga class.
This adaptation is narrated by Steve Wolf, who's recordings "Relax Deeply," "Sleep and Breathe Deeply" and "Savasana," are now classics in the field of Yoga Nidra meditation. The eight and a half minute soundtrack here is was also included as a bonus track on the recording "Yoga Nidra For Kids Of All Ages," which also features narrations by yoga teacher and studio owner, Emily Gretz. Read the full Yoga Journal review of this recording below. All four releases in this series are available at Amazon.com & iTunes.com, or visit our website at: awasepublishing.com. Another traditional versionThe ancient practice of Yoga Nidra has gained popularity in recent years due in large measure to the work of Swami Saraswati, who's book and research paved the way toward the widespread use of this technique.
The following is the Yoga Journal review of "Yoga Nidra For Kids Of All Ages," which includes the "Sixty One Point Meditation" audio track used in this video.
The lighthearted visualizations on this delightful CD, Yoga Nidra for Kids of All Ages, are likely to captivate any child s attention. And if you happen to be listening to the tracks along with your child, don t be surprised if you enjoy it, too! Although the album is intended to help children ages 4 to 12 relax and prepare for sleep, the quality of instruction and the calming tones will appeal to anyone in need of a little unwinding, especially the young at heart.
This audio recording seamlessly weaves together the stress-reducing techniques of yoga nidra, a practice that involves moving detailed attention throughout the body in order to increase awareness, develop inner calm, and strengthen one s capacity to cope with everyday stress. Yoga Nidra for Kids of All Ages includes four practices ranging from roughly 9 to 22 minutes. Narrated in the soothing voice of yoga-for-kids teacher Emily Gretz, the three meditative stories (which combine yoga nidra techniques and guided imagery) are designed to be practiced lying down in a quiet, comfortable, and warm place.
Gretz's stories guide listeners through creative imagery designed to help the body release tension, such as settling into warm sand on a beach. A bonus track, narrated by yoga teacher Steve Wolf, who has recorded two previous yoga nidra CDs, is an updated version of yoga nidra's classic 61 Points exercise and can be practiced sitting in a chair or lying down. Wherever the inspired journeys lead, Gretz and Wolf systematically coax the listener to deeper levels of relaxation in body and mind.
--Kate Vogt for Yoga Journal Magazine
Background music by Cleveland Wehle - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtMOatdNM8y89oB2lL4QOcw