How to give yourself a miracle today!
This week we will look at what some yoga practitioners call the most simple, yet most difficult of the asanas or poses. It is all about putting the body in a state of tranquility and connectedness to the higher self, which is in union with Love. It is something that everyone can practice no matter what their physical condition is.
Savasana otherwise known as the corpse pose is the simplest, yet most profound yoga pose that I have had the pleasure of practicing. During my first experience it brought tears to my eyes because of the peace and Love that I was able to find within. I have tried many different meditations before savasana, but none had calmed my mind and simply allowed me to be free the way that savasana did. It seemed that there were always thoughts wanting to break up the calming state of a sitting meditation or laying meditation, but savasana, which comes at the end of a yoga sequence is always able to take the experiences of physical excursion and turn anything that I was feeling into a profound sense of peace and expansive wholeness in Love. Savasana is like the most wonderful desert at the end of a meal that you can not help but savor every delicious moment that it gives you. Truly this is a miracle, turning my stressed out mind into a thoughtful loving one that can witness the miracles of life all around mindfully.
How to perform savasana and let your miracle unfold
The mental positioning is a lot more involved, and can have several layers to it depending on if it is the traditional 30 minute version or 10-15 minute version. The second version seems to be enough for me, though if I am not rushed, the longer version is a special treat. In all methods of finding connection to the higher self and peace within the mind during savasana the breadth is very important to help achieve this tranquility. Simply breathe in and out, with as long and unbroken a breath as you can manage without strain. When thoughts come into your mind, simply let them drift by as if they were clouds in the sky or a film playing on screen, and focus back onto the sound of your breathe. Feel the inhalation and the exhalation. Feel the rise and fall of your chest. You might be comfortable with just breathing during your meditation, but I have experienced around 3 methods that act as helpers, to guide us to peace and clarity during our savasana meditation.
How to use mantra or affirmations to find peace in savasana
How to use story telling as a guide to serenity in savasana
How to use body scan to feel more in love and in touch with yourself
How to end savasana with energy and Love for whatever comes next
How do you connect to that place of peace and Love inside that helps you face whatever comes your way in life? Do you have a method that is particularly helpful to you? What do you think about using savasana in your daily practice? Please share your own approaches and give your impressions of savasana if you would like in the comments here or on the face book group “For the Love of Self.”
I am always looking for new topics to talk about concerning yoga and its helping power. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like healing or growth in in your life.
I am very grateful for your time my dear reader, and I hope that savasana and my description of it has inspired you to smile gentle, smile kind, and open yourself to peace of mind. It is always a privilege to write these articles, and to have a chance at touching a life! Thank you and may goodness and Love keep you smiling today!! <3 Aaron Szczurek :-)