For the New Year, do nothing
Savasana / corpse pose
Ahhhh…the do nothing pose. Perfect for anytime of the year, any day, any mood. In the New Year, we can feel inundated by motivational hoopla to better ourselves with goals, lists and ideas which potentially create a lot of chatter in our heads.
Sometimes all we need is the stillness of Savasana. Usually practiced at the end of a yoga class, Savasana is a yogi's go-to pose that we can practice any time we need a re-boot. It's a pose used to quiet the mind and center our hearts, while guiding us to a place where we can offer peace and kindness to all beings.
As yoga teachers, we could write a long blog on the “right” way to do Savasana. Or we could tell you, grab a bolster or two, and settle in - because there is no wrong way of doing this “do nothing pose.”
Here, two sisters in a private yoga class practice Savasana at their end of class, using a round bolster under the knees to offer extra relaxation to the lower back.
Next, Inner Space co-owner Tammy demonstrates Savasana with a round bolster under her knees, an atlas bolster under her lower legs, plus an eye pillow for the ultimate withdrawal of the senses.
A yoga teacher might say to keep your mouth closed in this pose. Or one might say there is no wrong way to do Savasana. So however you zen…you zen. The point is to be still, relax, re-boot and carry on. Because when one person taps into their inner space, we all do.