The Yoga of Clear Light
September 19 – October 28, 2020
The course will introduce simple techniques to enter into sleep in a healthy, balanced way. Even if we do not consistently enter into clear light sleep, we can benefit from a refreshing, relaxed sleep that gives us deep renewal. This is supported by breathing techniques, physical postures and guided visualizations. Tenzin Rinpoche will also provide a meditations to wake up in a beautiful way, feeling the blessings of sleep and stepping into our day with serenity. Through these simple practices we can transform our sleep to be one of tranquility and awareness.
1. Introduction to Sleep Yoga
We begin with the origins and basic principles within Sleep Yoga, the Yoga of Clear Light. We will explore the differences and complementarity of Dream Yoga and Sleep Yoga, and look at the possibilities we can achieve through sleep.
2. What is Sleep? Letting of Exhaustion.
Rinpoche explores how to release the pattern of carrying our exhaustion into our sleep, so that sleep can be restful and renewing. He will introduce the postures, and a simple meditation to entering into sleep in a peaceful way.
3. The Main Practice of Sleep Yoga
We will take the practice to the next stage, connecting with the sleep khandro (goddess) and a guided visualization that helps us bring awareness to the stages of dissolution into sleep.
4. Obstacles & Signs of Progress
In our final section Rinpoche explains how to continue with our sleep yoga practice, watching for signs and gradually deepening and strengthening our awareness during the day and sleep.
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