One of the best things about yoga (if not THE best), is that after each practice, you really do grow and you really do transcend into a higher self. You become enlightened by your own abilities and the miracles of your amazing body. You learn, you discover a lot about yourself, and you gain a great deal of humility. When all of this radiates from ourselves, we put peace into our lives and into the lives of those around us.
”Greet each day with your eyes open to beauty, your mind open to change, and your heart open to love.” -Paula Finn
LET GO AND SAVASANA
In our 90-minute yoga classes, we often say, “We practice for 85 minutes just to prepare ourselves for this one pose.”
Savasana will be a different experience with each practice, as with every asana in every practice. It is believed to be one of the most challenging poses to get into because it requires the mind and body to be at so much ease. It’s pretty obvious why it takes so much to be calm in this corpse pose- I mean, we’ve just done a bunch of heart-pumping poses, right?! And we’re probably still trying to get over that little piece of victory…”OMG. I was totally hardcore in that pose. I. am. legit. Oh, crap…what if I don’t get it next time? Ah, whatever, now is what’s up!”
But, savasana is where all the “real” yoga happens! It is the pose where our bodies are sinking in and marinating everything we’ve just done for the past hour and a half, hour, or fifteen minutes! It becomes fuel for our next practice; but it also builds inner peace and a calm mind.
To practice savasana means to be in CONSCIOUS relaxation, and that requires presence and patience. Let go of unwanted elements and surrender yourself to that moment. Nothing but good and beneficial stuff comes out of it :P
DON’T NEGLECT YOUR SAVASANA!
“The highest happiness comes upon the yogi whose mind is calmed.” -Bhagavad Gita