The rhythm of our daily life in society is ‘speedy’. The more we do, the worthier we feel. The corpse pose yoga give us a chance to relax in our bodies and escape from our ‘to-do list’. This is a self care moment where we connect with our essence in the now.
Stop and listen to your body!!!
Why do we need to stick to this paradigm of being busy? Who says this is the correct way to live? We obey the social rules and we have been programmed since we were kids to listen to what the others have to say. Isn’t it time to listen to your body? The new age asks from us to feel, to be receptive to our inner voice and our intuition and take actions from there. Get yourself ready to go into a deeper level of awareness.
My own experience
I’ve learned to take breaks and rest. I’m sensitive to my body signals. No one outside me can tell me what my body needs are. A couple of years ago, when I had a ‘9 to 5’ job, I agreed with my manager that I could unroll my yoga mat at the workplace in a corner, without disturbing my colleagues. For me yoga can be practice anywhere at anytime if you’re motivated and self caring 😉
One of the crucial poses in yoga is the relaxation or ‘corpse pose’. It’s the moment to let your body rest and recover where unbalanced. In Sanskrit we say ‘Savasana’, which means restorative asana (pose).
🧘🏻♀️Lie down on your back. Keep some distance in between your legs.
🧘🏻♀️The arms rest on the sides with the palms facing upwards.
🧘🏻♀️Start making a body scan to relax your muscles. Start by one leg, squeeze the leg and foot and relax. Repeat the same with the other leg.
🧘🏻♀️Make a contraction of your belly and relax.
🧘🏻♀️Make a contraction of your chest and relax.
🧘🏻♀️Squeeze your left arm and make a fist with your hand, then relax. Repeat with other side.
🧘🏻♀️Bring your chin towards your chest, hold and relax.
🧘🏻♀️Squeeze your facial muscles as if your were forcing a smile. Close your eyes strongly, hold and relax.
🧘🏻♀️Keep a normal breathing and don’t take any mental actions.
🧘🏻♀️Practice the exercise from 3 to 15 minutes. You can also play some relaxation music of your choice.
Enjoy the video Yoga Relaxation
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