Yoga pose for deep relaxation | Final relaxation pose

Yoga pose for deep relaxation - final relaxation pose - savasana

Yoga pose for deep relaxation

This supported position is extremely gentle, accessible for most (avoid during the third trimester of pregnancy) and takes the pressure off the low back. It is a posture where having the added support creates a deeper space for letting go and drifting into relaxation and well-being.

The entire body is able to relax, energy reserves are directed toward healing, organs rest and the nervous system calms. This calming posture is ideal for deep states of relaxation and yoga nidra.

While practicing this pose, all energies of the chakra system flow freely, uniting the rainbow bridge through breath and relaxation. Physical and emotional energies are balanced with the egoic self. Social identity, creativity, self-identity and universal connection unite as relaxation is achieved.

Instruction

  • Place a blanket under the head and a bolster or rolled blanket under the knees. Lengthen the legs out over the support, allowing the feet to flop open. Rest the hands on belly or bring the arms out to the side. Take deeper breaths to bring on the relaxation response in the body, clearing away stress and tension.
  • Hold for 5-8 minutes.
  • To release: take a deep breath and make small movements. Stretch the arms overhead and hug knees into the chest or bend the legs and rock the knees side to side.
  • Roll onto your most comfortable side and pause for a few more deep breaths.
  • Press up to a comfortable seated position, lengthen the spine and breathe fully.
  • When you are ready, integrate back to your day with ease and clarity.

MY BOOK: YOGA FOR LOW BACK AND HIP HEALTH

Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health - Cyndi RobertsThis pose is from my book, “Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health”. In it, you’ll find easy gentle and restorative yoga instruction that anyone can do. You’ll be feeling better in no time, without drugs or surgery. No experience needed: it’s perfect for beginners and advanced yogis alike.

What’s in the book?

  • Over 200 pages of in-depth and appropriate instruction
  • 43 restorative and gentle yoga poses
  • 15 practical and unique yoga sequences. Practice at your convenience—no pressure to get to a packed studio class at an inconvenient time!
  • Includes over 300 high-resolution images to help you along

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