Savasana, or cropse pose, is supposed to be the most relaxing of yoga poses. It’s a deep rest at the end of your yoga practice, once your mind has had a chance to slow down.
It’s called corpse pose for a reason, people: you are meant to relax so deeply, that for a few minutes, you pass for a lifeless body, and then wake up refreshed as if to a new life. Awesome hey?
Except that some of us find lying flat on our backs a little…challenging. On account of how our backs aren’t flat.
We have junk in the trunk.
I present to you (once again) exhibit A:
Those curves can make lying on one’s back really quite uncomfortable. Obviously.
Which is why I was delighted when Amber Karnes from Body Positive Yoga made this awesome-sauce video to of savasansa variations for folks who’ve, er, ‘got back’.
Watch and learn! (Amber shows you her exhibit A too. Clearly we share a sense of humour.)
OK, for some bizarre reason, the video isn’t embedding into my blog (and I have no idea how to fix that) – it’s here. Go watch it!
Once you get comfy, you might also enjoy listening to my (free) guided relaxation which you can get here.