Shavasana or corpse pose, can be understood as a symbol for the circle of life . The yin and yang, the rise and fall, the birth and death, and the becoming and letting go. The practice allows you to go deep into a healing state of meditation as you lay down on your back, completely soft and surrender. Your inhalation is to feed the body— flowing energy that we call prana, the exhalation arises to letting go of your dead parts or thing that doesn’t serve you.
‘How can I heal myself if a world is such a mess?’, one may say. The truth is healing is a life long journey. It’s personal, slow and uncomfortable. One of the things that makes yoga very special is that the practice is a reflection of how you live and breath your life.
Acknowledge the subtle energy that you can receive and create within yourself, as the guru Paramahansa Yogananda quoted “Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world”.
As we are familiar with asana that they are mimicking of natures and animals, we generally begin from the ground first and slowly make our way to standing. Each asanas may be planned to gradually build into the peak pose, and eventually mellow it down to more restorative.
Shavasana is known to be one of the hardest of the practice, yet the most important practice of all the postures. It is normal for the mind to wander off somewhere else than being fully conscious to the present moment. Notice your own thoughts by pulling your attention back to inner focus. As a beginner, imagine of your favorite flower, trying to focus on one thing than switch one thing to another. Observe your own thoughts — whatever that comes to you, do not judge. Before finishing your practice, descend those energies into your psyche then seal the observations with a gratitude. Notice again of the space, your body, your mind and your feelings. Just like anything has to come to an end, we rather embrace the closure than to sorrow about the endings.