(easier Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can escape at any time. That's what I felt the first time I practiced savasana. I felt peaceful and my mind was still, while the rest of my body was buzzing after being able to finish an entire class without collapsing on the mat. Yessss.
But whether practicing in a class or in a quiet spot at home, this is such a great pose to incorporate into your daily life. I realized after a few classes that I didn't have to reserve this pose for yoga only. Although believe it or not, you have to practice it in order to master it. Savasana involves the ability to spend extended periods of time in deep relaxation (easier said than done).
Maybe collapsing is just what savasana encourages us to do. In a world that is rushing forward and prides itself on being able to multi-task, it really does take some effort to shut it all down, for a few minutes at least. And while the challenges of the day only temporarily disappear, it feels restorative to take a mental break from it all.
So, let yourself let go and collapse onto the mat. Your body will thank you for it later.
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