As we navigate through this busy, shifting season and ever increasing demands for our time and energy, it is important that you replenish your body by doing absolutely nothing for fifteen minutes every day. Even if you cannot take the time right now to practice other poses, this one is exceptionally key.
Make time for at least one pose a day
October 1, 2012 by Sarah Seely
The cool, crisp autumn air has called us all into action – it seems that everyone is hard at work finishing projects and beginning new ones. The buzz of fall is all around us, ancestrally encouraging us to gather, store and organize in order to prepare for the long, restful season of winter.
The change in weather reminds us that it is time to ease away from the fast forward momentum of summer and to begin to slow down. As the days grow shorter, you’ll begin to notice a need for more rest than usual as your circadian rhythm is shifting along with the rest of the earth.
If you only have time for one pose a day, I suggest Savasana or Corpse Pose – the pose of deep relaxation. It is soothing to your sympathetic nervous system and relieves fatigue and anxiety and restores balance to your whole system.
Corpse Pose/Savasana -
Lie on your back with your legs stretched out along the floor. Place a blanket under your neck or knees if you wish or cover yourself if you are cold. Place your arms comfortably at your sides with your palms turned upward. Close your eyes and let everything relax. Breathe normally and rest for fifteen minutes (perhaps set a gentle alarm). When you are ready to come out of the pose, bend your knees and roll slowly onto your right side. After a few breaths, gently push yourself up to a comfortable seated position.