I am looking for the correct alignment for "reverse" shavasana i.e., face down. I have heard of it, but never seen it.
Thank you. I'm always worried about my alignment when I'm trying to do the corpse pose and I end up being all tense and not be able to get the restful benefits.
this article was very helpful...I've always been worried that I've been 'doing it wrong' by just lying there, but now I know there's much more to this pose than simply lying down! It sounds very beautiful and restful the way it's explained here.
I'm with Christine on this one, I too have always focused on the relaxing of my body but I think these will be helpful tools for me to use...thank you
Benji, I believe if you are dealing with overwhelming emotions during that time, maybe you should focus on letting them go. This will help you to eventually experience more of a calmness with yourself.
I know this final pose is about clearing the mind of all thoughts, but I get frustrated when random thoughts come to mind. So instead of "nothing", I like to the time as a spiritual moment. As I rest I invite truth, God, peace, whatever you call it, into my life.
what? 'release the inner ears' , 'drop your brain'. brilliant advice, particularly helpful on the beginners pages.
I find myself filled with irritation during the corpse pose. I hoped yoga would help me deal with those types of overwhelming emotions. Have I missed the point of yoga? Languishing in corpse pose I find myself wallowing in emotion. With the active standing poses at least there is something to think about. How do I deal with these emotions?
I love the imagery in this explanation and by DLDC. I have always just focused on relaxing each muscle from head to toe, but these two are just wonderful thoughts to think of when taking onself into savasana
I have developed many things includig relief from most of the pains in any part of the body in Sabasan. Any one can do it if he has a patient and practice.