You are invited to experience a relaxing meditation that will help to bring you down to a deep delta state of conscious sleep. In this delta state, you are still awake and able to hear my voice in your conscious mind, and yet the body has surrendered to a place of total relaxation and transcendence of the physical.
In traditional yoga practices, the melt down sequence is considered only a part of “Yoga Nidra”, also known as “yogic sleep”. Yoga Nidra is not really a sleep state in the normal sense of the word, but rather a form of deep conscious sleep. In this meditative state, the body is at total rest, however, there is an inner awareness, a guided movement of consciousness through the body inviting further relaxation.
In this meditation, it is best to begin in shavasana, the corpse pose, (position of complete relaxation). You are lying comfortably on your back, with your feet a little more than hip width apart. Your arms are a little ways from your body and the palms are facing upwards to allow chest expansion. You chin is slightly tucked to elongate through the cervical spine, and your eyes are softly closed.
Now listen to my guided visualization and allow yourself to melt away all stress and tension from your body.