Mindfulness Post #116
This week’s mindfulness practices have provided opportunities to push yourself in your practice. In Zen, the concept of balance is very important. Things exist in apparent opposition to one another: warm and cool, light and dark, etc…Hard work for our minds and for our bodies is good for us. It makes us feel alive and connected. The balance, though, to hard work is rest. So today, we will practice resting together.
Savasana (pronounced sha-va-sunah), is a yoga practice that ends many yoga classes. Savasana is also called corpse pose. It is a deep relaxing, restorative pose. Today’s practice is to click this link to practice this brief guided savasana. To begin, it’s best to be on a firm surface, so lie on the floor on a towel or a mat. You can also choose to do this on a bed, especially if you choose to do this before you go to sleep. If doing this during the day, do not worry if you fall asleep, that’s absolutely fine if it happens.
6-minute guided Savasana
20-minute guided Savasana
Rest is a really important part of all of our lives, but it’s really hard to rest when we are stressed or when we push ourselves to power through our days. This rest is not giving up or avoiding. It is intentional and it is the essential balance to everything else that you do.
Enjoy a Restful Sunday!