“Sava” means corpse. “Asana” means pose. Put the two together and you get Savasana, which translates to Corpse Pose. And how fitting to honor this pose on this Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead; Day of the Corpse.
In this yoga pose, the objective is to remain motionless for some time and keep the mind still while being fully conscious. This allows us to learn to relax. This conscious relaxation invigorates and refreshes the body and the mind. This so called “easy posture” is actually one of the most difficult to master as it requires keeping the body still. However, the benefit is great as it:
So, take the time today and always to end your yoga sessions with Savasana. And, especially on this Dia de los Muertos, seize the moment, while in your time of tranquility and restoration, to lovingly remember those who are no longer physically on this earth.
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