Savasana Bliss

Today was day 5! I went to Pure again. I love that place! Today’s class was a 75 minute hot flow. My goal was to give it my all and not sit out any postures, even the core stuff. I did pretty well. I was going strong for the first part, right up until a child’s pose break. After that, my runner’s lunge and airplane were pretty shaky, but I found my groove again and the rest of the class just flowed. (Haha, flowed. I’m so funny.) I had Amber as a teacher again, and I liked her much more than I did on Monday! She adjusted some of my postures and fixed my pigeon. I didn’t even know it was broken. Maybe I’ll enjoy it more now. Maybe.

After class, I was drained and needed a moment to breathe and relax….oh wait, what? You’re taking my picture? Let me pose and smile.

Near the end of class, lying on my back, I was almost giddy in anticipation of what was coming : savasana. On it’s own, savasana is basically just lying on the floor. But after you’ve been through 47 flows and 87 different postures, it’s bliss. Over the years, I’ve mastered the art of being perfectly still. I don’t move, I don’t fidget, nothing. It makes all the poses and the sweat worth it. If I could bottle the way I feel during savasana and sell it, I would be a millionaire.

As much as I like to take pictures and have my picture taken, there was no way I was messing up my savasana for a photo. But I wanted to add a visual. Doesn’t this look like heaven?

As much as I love this pose, I have one small problem. I can still my body, but not my mind. Try as I might, there is always something going on in there. These are some of the things I think about during savasana:

– The peanut butter sandwich I’m going to eat when I get home. Note to self, eat before yoga!

– What kind of Booster Juice I’m going to get.

– The sweat dripping into my ear.

– The “check engine” light that just went on in my car.

– Grey’s Anatomy.

– Blogging.

I kind of worry about letting my mind go blank. What if it stays that way?

One teacher once said that thoughts will come up, and that I should just aknowledge them and then picture them floating away on a cloud. I tried this. It made me think of Care Bears. Then of Care Bears doing yoga. Namaste, Cheer Bear!

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8 thoughts on “Savasana Bliss

  1. imaginationinparenting says:

    hahaha. it’s almost 9pm, i’m exhausted and this was exactly what I needed to read 🙂 thanks for the laugh! also, i’ve done very little yoga — but I always say my favorite pose is the dead man’s pose (which is the same one you mention — but since i’m not a yogi – I didn’t know. i had to google!) anyways — i do it sometimes after I run when I have a chance (which is like 3% of the time since i normally have a child or two or three ‘needing’ something!)

    bon yoga demain 🙂

    • The Bliss Project says:

      Haha! I’m trying to picture relaxing with 3 small people around me, and I can see how that wouldn’t really work! I don’t like to call it dead man’s pose or corpse pose, because it makes it seem creepy! Savasana just sounds so wonderful!

  2. Sam says:

    I tried hot yoga once – it was one of the hardest (and hottest!) things I have ever done! I salute you for being a regular hot yoga goer… I don’t think I could do it again, lol.

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