Savasana, or corpse pose often the last pose in a yoga class wasn't always my favorite yoga pose. Quite honestly, I didn't like it for some time. Savasana, has often been called the most difficult yoga pose of all. Looking at the pose, you wouldn't think it would be. I mean, wouldn't you think doing a handstand or something with great flexibility would be harder? Well, it lies in the fact the art of relaxation is harder than it looks. Imagine you are lying on your back with your eyes closed for 10-20 minutes. Seems easy right? But, all these thoughts can come into your mind. You might become distracted with feeling cold or itchy. You might begin to start thinking about a variety of things. (like what is for dinner or what you need to do on your list) It's normal for the mind to resist deep relaxation. Savasana is the ultimate act of conscious surrender. Learning to do nothing is a great skill. It is a time of great rest. We all need deep rest and this beautiful pose offers this rest.
Savasana can help with mild depression, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. It helps calm the nervous system. As someone who has always had a very full schedule I am grateful for learning this pose. After much time spent in savasanas it has become my favorite pose. It is where I let go. I leave any worries, stresses, and doubts. I leave it there. I fully relax and rest. It has helped me find peace, joy, and calmness in my life. I have found my energy through savasana. I have grown and I have learned a lot while being in this pose that on the surface seems so simple. Most of all I have connected to myself and God here in this pose.
I would love to hear how you feel about savasana.