After class my daughter told everyone that Final Savasana was her favorite pose. One of my other students let her know that she uses the same technique for falling asleep each night. This made my heart smile.
What is Final Savasana?
Final Savasana is the posture where we are expected to completely relax the body and meditate with the mind. Final Savasana (corpse pose) to some is the hardest part of their yoga practice. How do you stop your mind from thinking about the past or moving forward into the future? What are the benefits?
Practice, Practice, Practice. Consistency is key to meditation. Similar to riding a bike, speaking in front of an audience, and learning anything new, the more you practice, the more comfortable you will feel and the better you will become. Start a small meditation practice.
Go somewhere quiet, set a timer for 2-3 minutes. Get as physically comfortable
as possible and choose something to focus on. I recommend a mantra that makes you happy. Repeat that mantra over and over allowing it to consume your thoughts. If something else gets in the way, acknowledge it and come back to your mantra/meditation. In time, with practice, it will become easier with more focus and less distractions.
There are many benefits to meditation, I'm going to tell you my favorite eight.
My favorite eight benefits of meditation include: