January Pose of the Month ~ Shavasana ~ Corpse Pose

 

 

Elle class June 2012-099Shavasana ~ Corpse Pose

The art of letting go

  • Lie on your back with feet comfortably apart and arms either side of your body. Generally the palms are facing up.
  • Be sure to be warm and comfortable. Use a blanket or an article of clothing to cover your body if needed.
  • Place a bolster under your knees if you feel any discomfort anywhere in the back or legs.
  • Lower back is at ease and not overarched and the chest is slightly lifted.
  • Lengthening your head away from the shoulders with the chin relaxed.
  • Release your body to become heavy.
  • Allow your senses to release, relax your tongue and let your eyes and ears soften.
  • Scan your body head to feet then feet to head to notice any tension or stress lingering in the body and consciously give you body permission to let go.
  • Be still.
  • Do not fall asleep.
  • Allow for at least 10 minutes to receive full benefits.

Shavasana is not to be skipped or hurried.  The practice of Shavasana rejuvenates the body, mind and spirit. It renews and replenishes to reduce stress, tension, headache, fatigue and can assist in a good nights sleep. It also can assist in mindfulness, awareness, and be a means to developing a meditation practice.

Practice Shavasana and let the magic happen

Namaste

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