Does One Need Savasana?
I just read a tweet today about how some individuals leave just before the end of the yoga class – just before savasana (corpse pose). Why would you want to do that? After leading your body and mind through the flow of a yoga class, why would you want to rush out before grounding yourself?
This reminds me of how the western world has adapted yoga and other forms of healing arts in such a way that we have forgotten the balance within the forms themselves. I admit I am no expert, but I do listen to my body. I am a very active outgoing person and have always been. Some have called me “hyper” or said I must have “ADD.”
When my yoga instructor informed me that savasana was one of the most difficult poses, she was right. I had never had to bring my body to that state of being – ever – until then.
I think individuals who come to yoga for a “workout” still need to find the form that feeds the stillness side of them. Many people I know go for Power Yoga or Bikrams, and yet I believe that they too have the savasana at the end.
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Thank you, as a yoga teacher I fully agree, well written.
Thank you Mona, I’m happy to hear that as a student my perspective it not too far off.