Ahh…doesn’t less fatigue and a calm mind sound like heaven?
You probably already have some tips and tricks that you like to use and I am adding one more to your toolbox. Or possibly just a longer version.
“The stresses of modern civilization are a strain on the nerves for which Savasana is the best antidote.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
For those of you that are not yogis, this is the relaxation practice traditionally done a the end of a yoga class.
It is also great to do at the end of the day, after a run or gym class, or simply when you are feeling stressed.
I created a Savasana video so you can experience the full 9 to 10 minutes of relaxation anytime.
The first one is a bit of an introduction about what I am writing here and the second one is the full relaxation. So go get your blankets!
Remember, it is harder to calm the mind than it is to relax the body so this is considered one of the most challenging poses in yoga.
The reason it is worth doing is that “this conscious relaxation invigorates and refreshes both the body and the mind.”
I have been teaching yoga for about 14 years and have seen the length of time spent in savasana decline over the years.
In the famous yoga text by B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Yoga, it is suggested to do 10 to 15 minutes after asana (physical poses) and 5 to 10 minutes after pranayama (breathing exercises).
Intrigued? Go relax your way into the weekend!