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The Quiet Magic of Savasana

The Corpse PoseThe moving we do in a yoga class is revitalising, life enhancing and nourishing. Yet at the end of the class, we take Savasana, a pose that symbolises death. Savasana means Corpse pose, which is often something I shy away from explaining in class, especially these days. However, even though we may avoid the subject, death will always be a part of life. This is something the ancient yogis, who gave the name to this posture, were acutely aware of.Letting Go of the Physical The death of Savasana (you will be pleased to know) is a metaphorical death. In my own practice, I experience it as a letting go of the physical body, as if it is no longer so vital, so important, so...

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