Let stillness become you.
“Savasana is a feeling of deep peace and pure bliss, a watchful surrendering
of the ego. Forgetting oneself, one discovers oneself”. B.K.S. Iyengar
After the exertions of asana practice, Savasana invites the body to surrender. To open ourselves to the inner forces of renewal, rejuvenation, rebirth. Allowing ourselves to surrender is often the most difficult part of our practice. We are so familiar with effort, striving and struggle, that the simple act of resting, though deeply desired, can be difficult. Learn specific techniques to stimulate the relaxation response, clearing the mind, calming the body.
The Inward Journey
After so much time bound to the outward actions of the body in asana practice, awareness now turns inward. Savasana is the beginning of a deep integration of the powerful effects of the practice. In this state of outward sensory withdrawal we become aware of the inner state of the mind and intimate nature of Self. In this place of deep presence lies the opportunity to nurture meditative and contemplative practices. We will explore a variety of these practices to enrich your Savasana experience.
Which Savasana Is for Me?
In the classic pose the practitioner lies out flat on their mat, with no support. However, for very few of us is this truly a comfortable position and comfort is essential for relaxation. Just as in the fairy tale of the princess and the pea, even the tiniest discomfort can be endlessly distracting, pulling us out of the intended inward journey. Together we will explore many different styles of Savasana. In addition to comfort, each option offers different physical, mental and emotion benefits. We will learn the unique benefits, understand how to properly set up the variations and enjoy the profound, restful experience each offers.
Join us to learn and explore
- 6 key conditions your body needs to blissfully surrender
- how to precisely support your body to stimulate the relaxation response
- why Savasana is the most important pose in your yoga practice
- 4 Savasana variations and how they therapeutically support specific conditions
- how working with the Koshas can turn an ordinary Savasana into a deeply blissful experience
This workshop is suitable for both teachers and students