In the middle of a tough yoga session, I liked to count down to the last pose – Savasana (Corpse Pose). I used to think this is the easiest pose as I often find myself asleep in the middle of the studio or I find myself entrenched in my thoughts, forbidding clarity and relaxation to sink in. As I deepened my practice, I realized Savasana is the simplest yet the most difficult yoga postures of all. Where do I find the right balance between effort and non-effort to achieve conscious relaxation?
I found a sweeter Savasana through Yoga Nidra. Its restorative yet keeping me conscious as I channel my awareness through different parts of my body with the guided relaxation – I often come out in a state of bliss.