Asana, Meditation

Fine Tune Your Savasana: Obstacles

When we work in Savasana (Corpse Pose) – or do any relaxation or meditation practice – we can come up against obstacles pretty quickly. Examples might be pain, restlessness, turbulent thoughts, difficulty with the breath, chaos in our environment, or anything else that seems to disrupt our attention or our ability to remain still. While it might feel like “I can’t do Savasana,” working with obstacles is actually at the heart of this pose.

Here are some of my thoughts about the challenges that can come up in this pose.

In addition to the suggestions I share in the video, some people may find that a walking meditation practice or a meditation-focused postural yoga practice is an easier way for them to achieve the same goals.

I’d love to hear your experiences and questions in the comments. If you’re interested in more of this type of work, join a Gentle Yoga class or book a private workshop focused on meditation and breath.


The information, instruction, and advice contained in this video and post are in no way intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. Consult your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program.

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