Savasana – the ending to a yoga class.. the Corpse Pose.
This posture brings a deep, meditative state of rest, which can aid in helping the repair of tissues and cells, also releasing stress. It gives time for the yoga workout to sink in at a deeper level, giving the class time to think positively of what they have achieved in the class they have taken.
This posture leaves you in a state of rejuvenation and tranquility. It is the perfect way to end a yoga session, especially if it has been a fast-paced one (hot yoga being one.)
It helps reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.
Its overall an excellent way to ground the body and reduce the Vata dosha (imbalance of the air element) in the body.
Being able to hold a good relaxation speech in guiding your students/clients through savasana i found tricky to start, however i soon found that using soft words and slowing down my speech made it all a lot easier. I have learnt that starting from the outside of your body and working its way to heart centre, is a great way to advise on how to relax the body (finger tips – palms – arms..) or another alternative is toes to crown of the head.
Once i have spoken about how to relax the body, watching your class/client bask in the savasana position is so rewarding knowing that you have helped them relax.
Starting to bring awareness back to the body can be scary to start, as i found i would never want to interrupt the persons inner peace. Speaking about a rising energy starting from the toe-tips working its way up the body, is a less aggressive approach to waking the people/person in savasana, slowly bringing them up to easy seater position to end there yoga lesson session.
My YTT has definitely been a confident builder for myself. Having to call the shots and openly working of my own acumen was never something i was used to, however with the help of Jess and Alexis i feel my confidence has grown and my inner communication skills have widened. A huge thank you to the yoga mandala!