pose of the month - "snow angel" pose

 

LONGWAVE YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH
DECEMBER: SAVASANA 

The name "Snow Angel" pose might be a bit of a stretch (see what we did there?) but we must admit that Santa looks as blissful as we feel in savasana. but we must admit that Santa looks as blissful as we feel in savasana. In all seriousness, be sure to find time to rest during the busy holiday season. 

Step-By-Step Instructions:

1. Lie on your back with your legs extended to the corners of your mat and arms down by your sides. Allow the palms to face up and the feet to roll off the heels. Close your eyes. 

2. Let go of any breath control and allow your breath to occur naturally.

3. Feel heavy toward the ground as you relax every part of the body. 

5. The face should be soft. Let your eyes drop deep into their sockets. Invite peace and silence into your mind, body, and spirit.

6. It's recommended to stay in Savasana for five minutes for every 30 minutes of your practice.

To modify or go deeper into the pose: 

Modified Variation: Savasana is appropriate for all yoga students. If you are uncomfortable lying on your back, practice a supported version of the pose using various props. Make whatever adjustments you need to feel fully supported in the pose. 

To Go Deeper: Challenge yourself by staying in the posture longer. Don't skip Savasana. 

Cautions and Contraindications: 

If you have back injury or discomfort then you may try this pose with your knees bent and your feet on the floor, hip-distance apart; either use a strap around the thighs so that they are hip distance apart or place a bolster underneath the knees. If you are pregnant, place a bolster underneath the head and chest or try lying on the side in a fetal position.


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