Savasana (Corpse Pose) Pose of the Month Guide
SAVASANA literally corpse pose and often called relaxation pose. ‘Letting go’ your hold of the physical body, and bringing the mind to focus on observing breath quality, can be experienced as a most refreshing effect on our being, and a lovely way to end a practice.
1) Sit in the middle of your mat with your legs bent and your feet flat on the floor.
2) Come back on to your elbows keeping the chest lifted as you extend your spine to the ground.
3) Slide a folded blanket under your head and neck to touch the shoulders and use the hands to draw the skull away from the body side.
4) Straighten your legs. Carefully place them, one at a time, on the floor with the centre of the back of the thighs and calves pressing down, then allow your feet fall out to the sides.
IN THE POSE
Our awareness gets dragged back to the surface of our being when the body tilts to one side. Therefore, take some time to carefully align the centre of your chest, pelvis, inner legs, and heels; maintain an even weight on both sides of your body.
Close your eyes. Relax your throat. In these reclining poses it’s important not to lose the meditative quality of the pose. Be present and stay with the moment.