Savasana, the pose assumed at the end of contemporary yoga classes to bring rest after effort, translates to corpse pose. After physical practice, the body-mind surrenders to relaxation. In savasana, the body-mind dies: to the physical work of the practice, and to the days, months, years, that preceded it. Awakening from savasana means waking up, renewed. Savasana is a death: a small one, and we can practice it as often as we want to prepare for the big death we will all eventually face. Corpse pose is where we commonly practice Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep.
Join Chelsea Rushton (RYT-500) on Zoom, from the comfort of your own space, for Last Sleeps: Yoga Nidra for End of Life, a guided meditation that prepares us for death through a practice of deep relaxation, cultivating self awareness, and being present to what is. Last Sleeps will include a guided meditation, time for writing and drawing to integrate the meditation, and space for sharing with others.