Tips for your Best Rest yet..
Savasana, yoga’s pose of rest is the perfect way to conclude a yoga session. This quiet, symmetrical pose invites us to let gocompletely - no thinking, no moving, no mattering. Time spent lying down, on the back in savasana allows the body and mind to absorb the benefits of the preceding class poses and sequences. Savasana also serves as a worthy stand-alone practice and is a good choice for home practice.
Here are a few ways to get the best from your savasana:
. Cradle the head - scrunch a soft blanket under the head and neck. Draw chin to chest to ensure the back of the neck is longand aligned with the spine. Relax the weight of the head into the support to soften hard-working facial and neck muscles.
. Indulge the back - slip a rolled blanket or pillow under the knees to reduce pressure on the lower back and encourage any niggles here to release. For extra softness, run a blanket along the length of the mat for the whole body to sink into.
. Pamper the eyes - cover the eyes with an eye pillow or cloth. The soothing weight and darkness provided gives tiny eye muscles respite from the usual brightness, movement and artificial lighting which can contribute to visual strain andoverstimulation.
. Notice and soften - mentally scan the body searching for areas of tightness, soreness or stiffness. Consciously soften the face, jawline, shoulders, hips, and any other areas that you may habitually hold tight.
. Do not disturb - Minimise noise and interuptions by choosing a quiet place to rest, and let family members or colleagues know you are not to be disturbed.
. Set a timer for 20 minutes - allow space to slow the mind and melt physical tensions. Using a timer should quiet mental chatter about how long you’ve been resting for and reduce concerns about falling asleep.
. Cover up - In stillness, the body temperature drops. Drape a sheet or blanket from toes to neck to keep cosy. The warmth and weight of the covering feels good.
. Own it - know that you truly deserve this ‘mini-holiday’ andenjoy feeling more alert, balanced and refreshed after your practice.
Wishing you a calm and restful day, Bronni x
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I'm Bronni. I love to lie down. On a mat, perhaps with a blanket and yoga bolster. A 20 minute session can help me go from chaos to calm... These musings are all about finding calm, Restorative Yoga and it's amazing benefits.