Savasana, or corpse pose as it’s also known, is the most important pose (asana) in yoga. It’s the very last pose in every yoga session. Although people assume it’s an easy one (after all, you just lie on your back, right?), it’s actually one of the most difficult for many people.
Yes, that’s right. It might sound weird that people find it difficult to lie on their backs (with their feet relaxing outwards, arms relaxing outwards by the side of the body and palms facing upwards and eyes closed) but in this day and age, many people just find the whole relaxation thing a bit of a task. They simply cannot shut off from the world around them. Their minds are so focussed on their to-do lists, and so on and so forth, that it’s almost impossible to chill.
Note I said ‘almost’ impossible there. With some help, just a little guidance here and there, anything is possible. Which is why today I thought I’d share a guided savasana (that I filmed yesterday with a friend of mine) with you, in the hopes that it might help you relax your body and allow you to really focus on yourself and your own wellbeing, even if just for a few minutes. I’m just sitting in a comfortable seated position as I guide you through the session so no need to watch what I’m doing. Just listen to my voice.
See you soon.