Who can’t wait for Savasana? Me! Typically every yoga class ends in Savasana or Corpse Pose, and I look forward to it. It is by far my most favourite pose, because of the true relaxation, and the sense of connection we can achieve in this pose.
Over the last 20 days we’ve moved through all the chakras from root to crown, with specific asanas to help balance each chakra. Putting these together in one flow will help to energize and enlighten. The last pose of the JuneOYourChakras yoga challenge closes with Savasana to balance your Crown Chakra.
Savasana is a resting pose that allows you to meditate in relaxation, and open yourself up to oneness with the divine. It gives us an opportunity to remove ourselves from our sensory perceptions and experience pure relaxation. Almost like floating on water.
Day 21 – Savasana Corpse Pose
by Christi Silbaugh, Brit Labonte, and Alek Parkinson
The Crown Chakra represents that part of our consciousness concerned with perceptions of unity or separation. This is the place where our understanding of our role in the universe originates from.
There is something about putting yourself through or participating in a yoga class, and working your body through an hour flow of your energies moving, and then finally finding yourself in this pose. Flat on your back, open to the world, surrendering to the process and the feelings of your body and mind.
It’s amazing. I know for myself personally it’s as if I can feel every single beautiful piece of my body breathing in unity, participating in this vehicle that houses my soul. It makes my soul happy.
This yoga posture will help to calm and balance the Crown Chakra. It is preferred that you perform this pose outside in nature where you can lay on your mat in the grass, and absorb the energies of the earth.
How to do Savasana Corpse Pose
1) Lay on your back. Close your eyes.
2) Spread your feet apart at a comfortable distance, and allow your feet to fall to the sides.
3) Hands should be palm up, with fingers falling in a comfortable curl.
4) Neck and head should be relaxed, and fall to whichever side is comfortable.
5) Shoulders should be back against the earth to relieve tension.
This pose is all about comfort, so find that space that comforts you. Pulling a blanket over you loosely makes it super comfy. Relax and let go, breathing naturally.
6) Rest here as you wish, to allow your body and mind to process all that has occurred during your yoga flow.
7) To exit the pose, begin by breathing deeper. Wiggle your fingers and toes to return to the physical world. Pull your knees towards you with your hands and roll over to your side. Stay here for a minute before sitting up.
As with any exercise program you must know yourself and understand your own health before attempting.
Photo Credits in order:
Feature Image: Savasana on SUP: Lindsey @maestralindsey
Savasana in the ocean: Carolina @carolina.mahadeva
Savasana in the yard: Christi Silbaugh @momwhatsfordinner
Savasana on the beach: Chelsea Willett @frankielove954
Savasana in the woods: Robyn Ray @robynsheayoga