Showing posts with label Shavasana. Show all posts
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Shavasana - Corpse Pose

Shavasana (corpse pose) (Shavasana means "corpse" in Sanskrit

The final resting yoga pose, Corpse Pose or Shavasana, helps strengthen the bond between our physical body and mind and prepares them for meditation after an intense asana practice. 

Shavasana can be thought of as a reawakening, allowing one to ponder existential questions, 

  • Will I be completely fulfilled and pleased with what I achieved in this lifetime if I died today?
  • Have you realized all of your potential? 
  • Have you given your undivided attention to the people in your life that are most important to you?
  • Will you be able to die without remorse?

  1. Lie flat on your back with your shoulders tucked in and your knees apart. Relax your arms and face the ceiling with your hands facing up. Allow your fingers to curl naturally.
  2. Relax into a neutral, relaxed stance for your body.
  3. Close your eyes for a moment. Relax your whole body as if it were falling to the bottom, allowing your jaw to spontaneously detach. Let go of the pain in your body.
  4. Focus on your breathing without allowing your mind to drift to achieve a deep state of conscious relaxation, both physically and mentally.