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How can we reconnect with natural cycles of rest and healing?
“We talk about sustainable energy use in buildings, but what about having respect for human energy systems - the energy of life itself - and working out sustainable ways to manage our resources?” ~ Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
In this episode Amisha spends time with writer, radical yogini and eco-feminist activist Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.
Uma introduces us to her practise of Total Yoga Nidra, and shares what she has discovered about the natural cycles of rest in our human biology, psyche and the world around us. She explains why we must remember to value rest, the importance of dream time and natural awakening for our emotional processing and receiving soul wisdom, why napping has become a radical act, and what might happen if politicians took a nap before every major decision.
Together Uma and Amisha reflect on the importance for women of getting to know their bodies through their menstrual cycle and the cultural shift towards honouring and respecting the wisdom of our bodies. Finally they discuss post-lineage freedom from the disempowering constraints of old hierarchies of yoga teaching - bringing the precious teachings of the yoga traditions into the present moment, and seeking out the common threads of wisdom that underlie delineated structures of yoga practise.