One Position For Stress Relief

Try this one yoga pose to get your mind ready for the day

Photo by Eneko Uruñuela on Unsplash

You don’t need to be flexible or athletic. All you need is a quiet room, a floor, and (optional) a blanket. You may feel a bit silly at first, but once you can move past that, there’s just the opportunity for bliss.

First step

Get on the floor. If you aren’t comfortable being on the floor or your floor is hard, lay a blanket down first. Get comfy with the space you occupy there and think of it as a bed.

Second step

Lay on your back. Ease into this. You want to make sure your limbs are stretched out in the opposite direction of your head. Position yourself in a way where your shoulder blades will naturally press into the ground. Palms and forehead should be facing the sky.

Third step

Relax into the pose. Allow your muscles to loosen. Take deep breaths and with each exhale allow your body to mold with the floor. Feel yourself becoming more and more grounded. Feel the tension and stress lift from your body. Bask in that feeling of relief. Allow your mind to clear and only think of the current moment and the current relief. Continue this until you’ve ceased to be able to melt further.

Step four

Remain there, unmoving for as long as your schedule will allow.

When coming out of this posture, take your time. Give yourself time to come back into your present reality.

Once done you’re done, you would have just done Shavasana, in other words, the corpse pose.

The Shavasana

How this pose works is pretty standard amongst yoga teachers. It is typical that the pose proceeds a session, but what I have given above is a way that I have practiced the pose.

It is important to note that the key to this pose is relaxation. It is meant to allow your mind and body to enter a state of complete calm.

Final note

When practicing yoga, remember that it originates from ancient Indian culture. Pay your respects, and be careful not to appropriate.

Happy relaxing!

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