What is Savasana? Wikipedia defines Savasana, or the Corpse Pose, as “an asana usually done at the end of a yoga practice in which practitioners lie flat on their backs with heels spread as wide as the yoga mat and the arms at the sides of the body, palms facing upward.”
The nature of the pose sounds deceivingly simple, but many yogis recognize Savasana as the hardest yoga pose. The difficulty lies in ignoring physical distractions and quieting the mind, to reach complete relaxation. When practiced correctly, Savasana is a powerful reset for your mind and body.
All too often the distractions of everyday life are too noisy to ignore. With the right preparation and helpful tools like Bed of Nails, you can turn that noisy volume down and the relaxation up.
Inspired by the healing traditions of Gurus and Yogis, Bed of Nails taps into the ancient remedy of acupressure. Bed of Nails Acupressure products are effective tools for easing tension and inducing a state of deep relaxation. The pressure of the rounded nails against the skin helps the body release oxytocin, the natural hormone that helps you feel calm and relaxed.
To add Bed of Nails to Savasana, take your Bed of Nails Acupressure Mat with you to the yoga studio, or keep it nearby when practicing yoga at home. Towards the end of the session, lay your Bed of Nails on top of your yoga mat to accelerate the state of relaxation during Savasana. You may find you’re able to stay in Savasana for an extended period of time, and that the feeling of relaxation stays with you long after class has ended.
You can also practice Savasana when you’re away from the yoga studio. Whether you’re at home, at the gym, or even at the office, your Bed of Nails can help you reach that state of deep relaxation any time. Find a peaceful and comfortable spot, then lay down on your Bed of Nails with your feet spread apart and your arms at the sides of your body. Breathe deeply and focus on easing any tension you feel in your body.
Another way to access relaxation is through regular meditation. If you are just learning to meditate, don’t worry about “clearing your mind” – that’s too hard for most of us! Use some of the many holistic tools that are readily available: aromatherapy, deep breathing, music, and meditation apps like Headspace. It’s also helpful to have a comfortable spot dedicated to meditation.
Create a place at home to incorporate Savasana into your meditation practice and everyday life. Jennifer Medeiros, the busy mom and creator of Makobi Scribe, shares 5 tips for creating a meditation space at home. She recommends incorporating natural elements and relaxation tools, like the Bed of Nails Acupressure Mat, into your meditation space.
Our overall health and wellbeing depends on our ability to unwind and destress from the busy, fast paced lifestyles of today. Whenever you take time to find relaxation through yoga with Savasana or meditation, you’re making a healthy choice for your mind and body.