Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Many Pieces of Savasana – Part I

The Many Pieces of Savasana – Part I

When we come to relax in Savasana the goal is to relax and release all thoughts of trying.  Our attachment to trying creates tension in the body and the mind.  Non attachment is a goal in all of life.  Our aversion to change creates tension in the body and the mind.  Attachment and Aversion are two sides of the same coin. 

In Savasana we allow tension, tightness, aches, and pains to melt away by non attachment.  We relax all the spaces of the body from the back of neck, the shoulders, through the arms, to the hands, to the fingers.  We relax from hips through the legs to the feet to the toes.  We relax and allow the whole back body to release to gravity.  We let go of our attachment to the idea of needing to hold ourselves up … we let the floor hold us up and allow gravity to draw us down. 

We let go of attachment to tightness, tension, aches and pains.  We accept changes to the body.

We cultivate non attachment in the body and the mind.   Not clutching on to things or pushing them away. 

In our relaxation we find that quiet place in the mind, away from the 10,000 things of the world.  Not grasping at them or avoiding them, just quietly coming away from their clamoring.  

We cultivate non attachment to the Past.  Learning from the Past is a good thing, but attachment/aversion  to it creates tension in the mind. 

We cultivate non attachment to the Future.  Nothing wrong with planning for the Future, but an attachment/aversion to a certain outcome creates tension in the mind.

Allowing that peaceful place in the here and now, the only space and time body and mind can share … that creates ease out of dis-ease, and comfort out of discomfort, and allows body and mind to rest … together.

1 comment:

  1. Insightful, but I'm not fully conprehending the meanings.