Savasana: the most challenging pose

savasana

Yoga Dawg Howls, Facebook

Cartoons like this one from Yoga Dawg Howls’ Facebook page are misleading. When we see people lying flat on the floor in yoga, eyes closed, and enjoying the final pose of their practice, it looks like it should be the easiest thing in the world.

I know that savasana can be challenging for teachers because students in group classes often decide to pack up as soon as savasana is introduced. To some students, savasana signals the end of the practice.

It’s not my schedule or even my lack of patience that challenges me in savasana though, it’s my monkey mind. I love fast paced vinyasas and challenging asana holds because they require concentration, but it’s the release and the surrender that savasana evokes that I find so difficult. And it may seem strange, but when I practice alone, I have an even more difficult time committing to this pose.

How’s your savasana?

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Savasana: the most challenging pose

  1. Pingback: Savasana Pose

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s