THE ART OF PRACTICING DEATH

Savasana (Corpse Pose) may look like an easy pose to the eye but it's said to be the most difficult pose of them all. And why is this? 

When we are new to yoga we normally associate Savasana with a moment to relax the body after the physical practice however, there is more to this pose when simply resting the body on the floor. 

When we place our bodies in Savasana we also place our minds in Savasana, meaning that we enter a conscious state of relaxation. A place where we are not awake nor asleep,  a place where we allow the breath to move freely trough the body creating a free mind, or as Pattabhi Jois said : "a small death, every moment, every day". 

As beginners we may have a tendency to feel restless in this pose which makes it hard to lay still and relax the mind. It's also easy ending up falling asleep or starting to daydream

A way to practice is to allow any thoughts to show up and then to allow them to pass on without any attachment or judgment. With time we learn to observe our patterns and the feelings that we are avoiding and we get a closer relationship to ourselves and the present moment. 

Let your mind relax, settle down & just let go! 

Savasana (Corpse Pose) 

Savasana (Corpse Pose)