Stage 6: object visualization
Try to visualize the following objects to the best of your ability:
Shivalingam … standing Christ… Buddha in meditation … a burning candle . . . look into the centre of the flame .. . a pyramid . . . banyan tree … a car moving along a road . . . the car is red… coloured clouds… red clouds . . . white clouds … grey clouds . . . full moon . . . a dog … a playful cat… an elephant… a horse . . . the rising sun … a big pond … a lotus . . . the bank of a fast flowing river .. . a small sailing boat… an aeroplane in flight… a bird in flight… a red triangle … a golden spiderweb covered in dew … a dead body . . . a cross over a church … a temple bell ringing … an old house … a goat… a shining symbol of Aum . . . chimney smoke rising on a cold winter’s day … a glowing fire inside a house . .. torrential rain … snow-capped mountain .. . birds flying across the sunset . . . waves breaking on a deserted beach . . . hear the pounding of the waves .. . be aware of the immensity of the sea … be aware of a calm sea on a warm summer’s day . . . feel the calmness yet hidden power within the sea .. .
This is like your mind.
Stage 7: sankalpa
Please repeat your sankalpa, the same sankalpa that you repeated at the beginning of yoga nidra. Say it at least 3 times with feeling.
Stage 8: end
Completely cease all practice.
Be aware of your mind.
Say to yourself mentally: HariAum Tat Sat, this is the end of yoga nidra.
Slowly move your hands.
Slowly move your feet.
Be aware of the outside sounds.
Open your eyes.
If you feel relaxed, and you have time available, you can remain in the lying position, otherwise raise your body to the upright pose.