Take a Load Off
At the close of every yoga class is a period of deep relaxation. Lying on your back, you scan the body, breathing deeply and slowly, consciously relaxing every muscle. Practicing patience, tension flows out of your body and mind.
The hidden lesson in yogic relaxation, also called Corpse Pose or
Shivasana, is powerful and practical. Now, in any moment that seems
rife with stress, you can use the breath to recall your experience and
direct a sensation of calm throughout your body, actualizing a more
tranquil, stable mind. As you cultivate a meditative mind through your practice, this
process becomes easier. But it is never automatic. It is the creative
application of your meditative mind that bring peace to bear, no matter
the circumstances. It starts in Shivasana. By deeply relaxing you will
be able to see more clearly who you are and be better able to elevate
and apply yourself in life with peace, love and gratitude.
Recommended: Experience Yoga Nidra: Guided deep relaxation
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