I have a hard time sitting still. My head swims with chores I should be doing, projects I need to start or I activities I want to share with my kids.
Although I have always loved yoga, I initially had a hard time with savasana. At the end of class, we lay on our backs in complete stillness and quiet for anywhere from 2 - 15 minutes. Years ago I was the student that was fidgeting and secretly trying to glance at the clock, already planning what I was going to do after class.
One day after a rigorous practice, I learned to let go. As I hear a teacher say the words to begin final relaxation, I eagerly spread my legs and arms wide and melt downward.
I believe this tool has helped me sleep better at night and mentally relax in overwhelming situations. As I tell my students, corpse pose is as important as every other pose during class.
Do you love savasana? How long is your ideal final relaxation?
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