In yoga, Savansana is the deep relaxation where you integrate your practice. You allow the body to relax at a cellular level, revitalizing the central nervous system and easing anxiety. Even if you do not practice yoga daily, you can deeply relax to maintain your energy flow and balance. By allowing your body to be in total ease, you let spirit flow. A lot of us feel underlying tension or guilt when we feel we are “doing nothing,” but by honoring your body and relaxing your mind, you learn to surrender. The Uni-verse wants to show up for you, and spirit has a divine plan for you. By relaxing, you release resistance and experience the knowing that there is no need to continue pushing and struggling against life. Take a moment every day to just be in calm and ease. Melt all of your fears and worries away. Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want. Instead of taking time to worry, spend that time surrendering to the divinity within you. As you go through your day, give yourself the time to let your body function without stress. In the meditative state of deep relaxation you feel oneness of spirit.
It is like the story of the river – if you go with the FLOW you will be brought where you are meant to be. If you hold onto a branch, you will be beaten up by the current. Relax into the flow and create space in your life for spirit to come through. Deeply letting go on a cellular level allows the soul to heal itself; all you have to do is begin to silence the mind and then the healing takes place. In this process your body and mind re-calibrate, preparing you to receive more. Sink in and allow your soul to clear your energy and open you to the flow. Create time just for you, to feel calm and peaceful, creating more ease in your life.
Lay down on the floor or on your bed. Get really comfortable and begin long deep breathing through the nose. Expand the navel as you inhale and allow it to glide back as you exhale. Feel the support of the bed or floor underneath you. Imagine you are sinking into deep relaxation as you continue to breathe. Allow your body this deep healing, as you wholly surrender to the light. Staying present, begin to soften into the breath. Imagine you are butter melting on a hot skillet, every cell sinking deeper and deeper into complete comfort. Relax your eyebrows and your jaw. If you feel any tension breath light into that area and let it dissolve away. Spread this calm feeling of security and support through your whole body and let go. Allow yourself time to just be in this space of deep healing for your body, mind and spirit. Take your time and stay present, and whenever you are ready, gently make your way out of this meditation, feeling refreshed and renewed.
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Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and a meditation Instructor.