When the body and mind are constantly overworked, their natural efficiency diminishes. The modern world of social life, demands from work and family, bad food choices and entertainment make it difficult for people to relax. There is so much tension even when we are trying to relax, and much of the body’s energy is wasted, giving rise to illness and erroneous ways of thinking causing ourselves harm.
As long as one is identifying with the body there will be worries, anxieties, fear and angers. This is why we have to approach savasana with as much integrity as any other Yogic pose. Emotions bring tension; Yogis know that unless they can separate themselves from the body/mind consciousness there is no way to obtain complete relaxation and radiant health.
Approach savasana with as much integrity and awareness as the rest of the practice that you have undertaken.
Lie on your back, feet about 1-2 feet apart and the arms around 45 degrees from the body; make sure your head is line with your spine. Now scan through your body from the toes up and feel where the connection is to the earth that is offering support. Now trust the earth and slowly begin to let go of the tension you are holding within you, feel the weight of the pelvis, the shoulders the back of the head. Then try to deepen into that weight.
Begin to find and explore through your inner landscape, know the parts of you that need some more care or love and hold no judgment over them.
Go deeper than just making shapes with your body, feel all the sensations and listen to your internal self.
Begin to find your breath and then start to arrive into the practice. We are yoga, this is your natural state and this is what we need to bring ourselves back to – our natural state.
Om Lokha Somastha Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings be balanced in harmony and peace
Have Beautiful days
mangala / nicky