In this Yoga Nidra for setting boundaries, we will explore our subconscious beliefs that may prevent us from setting healthy boundaries. Through the gentle practice of Yoga Nidra, we can create new space in our bodies and minds to establish healthy boundaries that empower us to take action and define our everyday lives.
Hey beautiful soul, I’m Lumalia, RYT at Celebrate Again Yoga and connection architect. I’ll have to be honest with you setting boundaries has also been my struggle due to my own traumatic past and upbringing, but if someone with my history can come out with clear boundaries, anyone can! I cannot wait for you to experience this beautiful Yoga Nidra for setting boundaries to help you step into deeper places in all areas of your life, especially your relationships with partners, family, friends, work, and especially yourself.
What are Healthy Boundaries?
Healthy boundaries are essential for maintaining our sense of self, safety, and values. If you’re new to establishing boundaries, consider starting with one area that matters most, like your time. For example, remove social media notifications from your phone to focus on important moments and establish a mental boundary.
Healthy boundaries are essential for maintaining our sense of self, safety, and values, like our bodies, time, space, and energy. You can set boundaries around anything that helps you maintain these values. It can feel like a vast subject, especially if you’re someone like me who didn’t know what a boundary was until I was in my early twenties.
If you’re new to boundaries, I recommend starting with one area, like your time. Look at how you spend your time, what you value, and how you want to protect it.
For example, my time is crucial to me. With my time, I balance time between my family, my self-care needs, work, and social time. I found that social time can often bleed into many spaces with how accessible my phone is to social areas. So I remove notifications from social media apps off my phone so I can only see them when I open the app. That way, I’m not distracted whenever something happens on my social media: this creates a boundary.
Another example around my body is that I ask for hugs and give permission to hug or have physical touch. Sometimes growing up, our parents or family can tell us to “go give someone a hug.” But maybe we didn’t feel like they were a safe person, or we knew them enough to share our bodies with them. So it’s been essential for me to ask for hugs and give permission to say no to times I don’t feel like giving a hug to certain people and offer a handshake or smile instead. I also provide this respect for my children and ask them instead if they would like to give a hug to someone instead of demanding they do.
As you can see, setting boundaries can be tiny acts, or they can be very potent acts.
Boundaries can also shift too. They don’t have to be set in stone. The most important thing is that you are the one who gets to decide if they get to change, with no pressure from anyone or anything else.
Boundaries are there to help you maintain your own autonomy and deepen your own sense of self-worth.
Why Setting Boundaries Are Important?
Setting boundaries can feel like small acts, but they can also be potent acts that transform your relationships and self-worth. Boundaries are your personal rights, and they can shift as you evolve and grow. The most important thing is that you are the one who decides when to redefine them.
Speaking of self-worth, this is why boundaries are so important. If you love being in relationships, you may find yourself quickly stretching your boundaries or not setting any in the first place. It’s easy to want to exchange our need for being love for setting clear boundaries in what feels good to us and what makes us safe.
It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn the hard way, but it has been so powerful for all my relationships to set clear boundaries so that I strengthen my sense of self-worth and safety inside my own body.
Setting a boundary is one thing, but keeping them is another. Once we get to define something, we must stick to it. This develops a more profound sense of self-trust, which is vitally important for us to feel like we can rely on and trust ourselves to follow through and accomplish what we set ourselves out to do. It must start with these sometimes small and massive habits of keeping our boundaries firm.
For example, if you have a clear boundary that you don’t stay out past 9pm on weeknights because you value your early morning self-care time before work, but a friend asks you to go out with you on a Wednesday night at 8 pm knowing you’ll be out until 10pm you must be honest with that friend and say no. Maybe offer a different time or activity to do instead.
As you practice holding your boundaries, every cell of your body will begin to trust and know that YOU provide for your needs and a sense of safety that isn’t bent by the needs and wills of others.
Practicing boundaries helps us develop self-trust and resilience. It’s also a powerful tool for maintaining healthy relationships while deepening our sense of self-worth. If someone or something pushes your boundary, ask yourself why and find a way to achieve that need without sacrificing your well-being.
This practice is so essential to healthy living that so many of us can always continue to establish healthy and more honest boundaries with ourselves in multiple areas of our lives.
So what if you let someone/thing push your boundaries? It can feel devastating and like you have lost your sense of self-trust, especially if it was an intimate boundary. My best advice is to have a deep conversation with yourself and ask why you let that boundary gets pushed; what need or desire did you feel like it would fulfill? Then allow yourself to grieve, apologize to yourself and make a plan to help you achieve that need you sought in giving into that boundary.
Practicing yoga and meditation has been an enormous gift in helping me establish these principles. They are in themselves built to do this. This is why I’d love to invite you to join us in the membership for more tools and support to become the person you deserve to be.
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