Corpse Pose (Chaturanga Savasana)
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- Come on to the back in a supine position
- Separate the feet as wide as the mat, allowing the legs to fall open
- Turn the palms to face the ceiling and locate the arms just far enough from the body so that they do not touch the torso
- Scan the body to notice if there are any asymmetries
- Are there small adjustments to be made with the limbs so that the body feels even from side to side?
- Are there small adjustments to be made with the placement of the head or pelvis so that the body feels centered?
- Let the eyes to close and imagine them dropping back deeply into the sockets
- Allow the muscles and bones to become heavy
- Notice if there are places that still hold up or hold on –use exhales to invite in a quality of release
- Gradually let the breath become softer, quieter, more internal
- Continue to follow the breath so that the mind too becomes softer and quieter
- Rest deeply, without sleeping
- Savasana can be held for anywhere from a few to many minutes; a good rule of thumb is 5 minutes of Savasana for every one hour of asana