Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Survey of Body - Online Guided Meditation


Online practice: To hear the online Survey of Body practice click here. (File is large and may open slowly.)

The Survey of Body is a systematic relaxation practice, which is about 11 minutes in length. It is a part of the preparation practice of Yoga Meditation or Yoga Nidra (track 2 of the Yoga Nidra CD). Note that the last few instructions of the Survey of Body practice are designed to transition into the 61-Points track of the Yoga Nidra CD, not to completely end the meditation.

Your attention will follow approximately the following course through your body:

  • Top of head; face; neck and throat
  • Shoulders, arms, hands, fingertips 
  • Return up arms to shoulders
  • Chest; abdomen 
  • Hips, legs, feet, toes 
  • Return up legs to hips 
  • Abdomen; chest
  • Shoulders down to finger tips 
  • Back up to shoulders 
  • Throat, neck, face, ending at top of head 

This relaxation can be done as a stand-alone practice, as well as being preparation for Yoga Meditation and Yoga Nidra



This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.