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Savasana or “Corpse pose” is the final resting pose at the end of a yoga class. You lay on your back in stillness for 5-10 minutes. 

People generally fall into two camps when it comes to savasana: You love it, or you hate it. And up until recently, I admittedly stood squarely in the “I hate it” camp.

Savasana made me uncomfortable. As soon as the teacher would tell us to get ready for corpse pose, my mind would scream, “Don’t leave me here with myself!!!!”. It also seemed like a perfect waste of good exercising time.

Hating savasana makes total sense if you think that yoga is just exercise. But, what I realized in my yoga teacher training a few years ago is that yoga isn’t just exerciseit’s a spiritual practice 🤯. 

Spirituality is the realization that we are all connected to each other because we are ALL connected to something bigger than ourselves. The practice of yoga is remembering that connection through practices of the body, mind, and soul.

Yoga recognizes that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience. In order to develop physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength, you need to take physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual rest. Savasana.

When I kept that in mind, it didn’t seem so bad, but that still didn’t make it easy.

ADHDer, if you are like me, here are some ideas to help make savasana more restful:

1) Tell yourself that this is a way to wholly take care of yourself. 
2) Make yourself cozy: Wear layers, a heavy blanket or sweater, socks, and cover your eyes.
3) Create ambiance: Turn down the lights, light a scented candle or turn on a diffuser, play some calming instrumental music or white noise. Over time, this will signal to your brain that it’s time to relax.
4) Close your eyes OR take a soft gaze to the ceiling.
5) Tune into your senses: One-at-a-time tune into your senses. Notice what you hear, smell, see, feel, and even taste.
6) Bring your attention to your breath: Inhale and exhale slowly to equal counts.
7) Tense and relax different parts of your body to help them relax more deeply: Crunch up your face and release, shrug up your shoulders and release, make tight fists and release, curl up your feet and release and then lay still and observe the relaxation.
8) Move: Touch your thumbs to the tip of each finger over and over and over again. 

If you want to put these suggestions into practice, join me for class. Check out my schedule here and my sign up options here

Two Year Celebration Class

This is just a reminder that you are invited to my free two year anniversary class celebration.

ADHD yoga will be two years old this April and I am going to celebrate with a very gentle 90 minute class. It will be 60 minutes of gentle movement and 30 minutes of guided journaling to help you celebrate your own achievements.

Put this date in your calendar if you haven’t already!
**Two Year Anniversary Class Celebration**
Saturday April 9th 12:00-1:30pm EST

 You will be sent the link the day before class. I’ll see you there! 

Take care of yourself!