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Hatha Girl

Easy to do, but if you have back/neck problems it's difficult. A rolled up towel or pillow helps. @ Eric, In this position your back normally isn't flat because of the hips. The spine has a natural curve in the neck and lower back. If you raise your knees then your back would naturally flatten the space. People with back/hip problems can modify this position by raising their knees to prevent pressure on their lower back.

Darwin

I suffer from migrains. Will this help?

Sandy

Hi, I'm looking for an articel that was posted on a physical therapist wall. It is from Yoga Journal, but doesn't give the date for the issue it came from. The title of the story is Serenity in Savasana. My 35 yr old daughter has been diagnossed
Ehler-Danlos Syndrom and the doc recommended yoga. This looked like a good thing for her. It seemed to have more advice on how to do this pose, as opposed to what I've been able to find elsewhere.

Shams

Release your brain to the back of your head! Classic! :-)

Eric

When in corpse pose, (without any effort) should the lower back be flat? When I lie in the supine position, (similar to corpse pose) my lower back is normally flat on the floor. Is this a good physical condition or a problem? I have been told that if the core and lower back are in good shape, the lower back will be flat. Your comments would be appreciated.

AM

Don't understand how to "narrow the front pelvis."

Nick

A few things:
most yoga classes I take, vinyasa and hatha, leave students in savasana for just a few minutes. The avg class length is 60 minutes, and according to part 5 of the savasana description, one should stay in the pose for 5 min per every 30 min of practice. Thus a 10 min savasana should be the norm, but this is seldom the case. Wassup wit dat?

On a different note, when I stay in savasana for an extended amount of time, I sometimes feel a heavy pressure on the back of my head where it meets the floor or mat. After coming out of the pose I sometimes experience blurred vision for 10-20 minutes thereafter. I wonder if a prolonged savasana puts undue pressure on the back of the head, near the occipital lobe, the part your brain that regulates site. Is this dangerous? Should I look to support my head more with a blanket rolled under the neck and head?

Joni

What is natural stress for life?

KM

This site is a great resource from the perspective of images and classification of asanas.

However, the instructions are REALLY REALLY badly written. Hard to make sense of most of them. Either consider putting up videos for each asana or write clearer instructions.

Barnabas

Release your brain? I love this.

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