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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tip of the Week: Savasana

Happy New Year everyone! So glad to see so many eager faces today at the studio excited about starting the year off right with the peacefulness and incredible overall feeling of wellness that only Bikram yoga can bring. Today I have a couple of tips for helping you relax in Savasana.

In addition to quieting the physical body in Savasana (laying as if you were perfectly still in a coffin box), and meditating on your breathing, it's also necessary to pacify the sense organs. Soften the root of the tongue, the wings of the nose, the channels of the inner ears, and the skin of the forehead, especially around the bridge of the nose between the eyebrows. Release your brain to the back of the head. As you focus on relaxing each of your sense organs one at a time, your mind will be more likely to be quiet.

Roxanne had a great tip the other day in regards to where to focus your eyes while laying on your back during Savasana. Imagine there is a mirror on the ceiling. Have a softened gaze on where you would imagine the reflection of your toes to be.

It's easy to allow ourselves completely relax during the final savasana when we know that we have made it through all of the 26 postures, but see if you can challenge yourself to be just as relaxed during all of the savasanas during the floor series as well.


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