As a teacher of Yoga my favourite Yoga pose is the savasana yoga pose. This has the uninviting name in English of the Corpse Pose. I see this English name as a symbolic representation of inviting you to die into a new way of Being in the world that transforms your life.
Benefits of Savasana Yoga Pose are myriad. These include recognized physical benefits. More importantly, however, this foundational yoga pose is the Gateway to the Secret of Secrets inside you. It can take you on a life changing inner journey leading to real personal empowerment, purpose and true prosperity.
This yoga pose in my view is the premier life changing pose. Recognized Benefits of Savasana (Corpse Pose) include:-
- Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
- Relaxes the body.
- Reduces headache, fatigue, and insomnia.
- Helps to lower blood pressure.
While any of these physical benefits are not to be sneezed at, they are not what I would refer to as Life Changing.
This foundational yoga pose takes you on an inner journey whereby you can learn to embody the Secret of Secrets that is inside you. (Anna Akhmatova). Here is the menu of the 10 Life Changing Benefits of the Savasana Yoga Pose.
Benefits of Savasana Yoga Pose Menu
- The Power of Trust.
- Personal Empowerment.
- The Power of Silence.
- Embracing Embodiment.
- The Power of Manifestation.
- The Love of Paradox.
- Balancing the Brainwaves.
- Turnaround in Living.
- Having the REAL Time of YOUR Life.
- Living the Revelation.
So let us begin to take this journey into understanding what I consider truly life changing benefits of this foundational yoga lifestyle practice.
The Power of Trust
Love is the Bridge between You and Everything. – Rumi
If there was one change that I suspect that would impact a person’s life in a very important and practical way is if they learned how to better trust their own energy. I call this learning to trust your Y-E-S. I choose the word Y-E-S because I create an acronym from it that represents:-
In trusting your energy you are saying “YES” to living you wild and precious life. You are becoming aligned with Companioning YOUR Greatness.
The savasana Yoga pose works to the degree that you are willing to trust the body and the inner body. This is an intelligence that goes beyond the dualistic thinking of the never-ending voice in your head.
If you commit to practicing the corpse pose via Yoga Nidra, and provided you have as your intention to trust the intelligence of the body, then you begin a life changing journey into real personal empowerment.
Finding and Living Your Super Powers
Empowerment in the true sense of the word comes from feeling and living in alignment with the purpose for which you are uniquely created.
Most people are not living their lives on purpose.
This is not their fault. It is that you were never educated to live such a life. If you did then you would be free of what has been referred to as The Matrix. This is the way the culture sucks the life out of you for its own ends.
You would be a radically free individual.
Living life on purpose is found through a feeling connection with Source energy. This comes, not through the overthinking mind, but through the heart open in trust. This opening is an energetic experience sensed through the body.
Practicing savasana invites you to go out of your mind.
This is so beneficial because most of the time you are living your life through mental constructs. As the modern mystic Eckhart Tolle writing in The Power of Now – A Guide to Enlightenment says:-
Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal.– Eckhart Tolle
This does not mean you do not think when you need too but for the most part your personal overthinking mind is using you. You are the one who disempowers yourself.
The practice of Savasana yoga pose invites you into a truly magical power that most people never get to experience in full other than those who have entered the Secret of Secrets inside.
This is the paradoxical Power of Silence.
The Power of Silence
In Silent Fellowship we Sit – Mike Scott of the Waterboys
The longer I live the more I recognize the incredible power of silence. Again this is not something that you learn in mainstream education.
I call the Power of Silence real university education. This is because through the power of silence you get to be educated by the Universe. This is how Creation operates. This qualifies you in wisdom.
Beyond the distraction of the over thinking mind there is silence. The personal mind will never give you peace of mind because it isn’t designed to do so. What gives you peace of mind is your felt At-One-Ment with the One Mind.
Silence is the communing of a conscious soul with itself.
If the soul attend for a moment to its own infinity,
then and there is silence.
She is audible to all men, at all times, in all places, and if we will
we may always hearken to her admonitions.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
This feeling is graced you when you learn in practical ways to connect to or attune to the still small voice within. Do not take this idea of a voice inside yourself literally. You might indeed hear a voice but it is very rare. I have only ever heard this inner voice twice in my lifetime.
When you practice the savasana pose with the intention of being guided by the still small voice within you open yourself up to intuition, synchronicity, insight, KNOWING and revelation. None of these ways of KNOWING are taught in mainstream education. They come from a different level of energy.
When you begin to trust this KNOWING then your life direction changes. You struggle less. You flow more and you are not so pushy about how life should be as that you are attuned to how Being moves through you.
The Way to Do is to Be – Lao Tzu
You move out of the overthinking mind. You move into the silence and you move into the inner body. You begin to trust the intelligence that comes through inner body KNOWING.
You give up logic chopping. You move from living most of your life from the neck up and the Madman in the Cave of the Skull.
You return to feeling and sensing. You move into what is referred to as witness consciousness. This is a feminine energetic practice. You move from an energetic of judgement to an energetic of allowing. In this way you practice what the mystic Rumi invites when he says:-
Your task is not to seek for Love but to remove all barriers that stand against it – Rumi
With a committed practice to savasana you will begin to remove energy blocks that tend to be unconscious. You are dissolving what the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich referred to as “body armour.”
This is metaphorically speaking the way in which you armour the body in order not to feel your feelings.
With this practice you open more to the experience of flow. This is not something that you achieve. It is a kind of NO-THING that you are graced. With this non-doing you are allowing Creation to do through you.
You are to quote the Lord’s Prayer manifesting Heaven on Earth. This brings us to another magical and life changing power that begins to unfold within you.
The Power of Manifestation
Exploring The Magic of Co-Creation
Since the time that I began to practice the savasana yoga pose via Yoga Nidra I have become someone who simply manifests what is needed in life. It is really magical.
This happens because I don’t dictate to the Universe to give me stuff that I think I need and conditioned to want.
Manifestation happens because I am in alignment with the purpose of Life and the purpose of Life as it intends to be expressed through me.
I have one clear intention. This is to live as a channel for the will of the Universe. I have found that to be the most exciting and empowering way of living and being in the world.
I will say that I think this is really a 2nd Half of Life experience. I will also say that manifestation, as I practice it, is not what is called in popular culture The Law of Attraction or The Secret.
Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Morihei Ueshiba
The Secret that I experience through the practice of Yoga Nidra is to feel in alignment with the Secret of Secrets inside me.
When you are in alignment with the Purpose of the Universe manifestation happens through you. You are simply a channel of gift receiving but these gifts tend to be given for the highest good of all.
You live from a sense of fulfilment where you pour forth all that you are blessed to be given.
The Love of Paradox
One of the life changing benefits of practicing silent inner embodiment is that you become someone who is in love with paradox.
The life changing benefit of this is that you are available to experience the Truth. This Truth cannot be understood by what is called the dualistic mind. This is the personal mind that only understands things in opposites.
The more expansive energy system understands paradox.
This is why the Master Jesus spoke in parables. Those parables have one intention. This is to take you out of your overthinking logical mind into KNOWING. It is through the practice of savasana that you can fulfil the biblical instruction:-
Be Still and KNOW – Psalm 46:10
When you are graced the experience of KNOWING then your mind can accommodate paradox. This is where you can say for example that “I am and I am not,” at the same time and both are true.
The Power of Paradox cannot really be appreciated if your only way of understanding the world is through analysis.
Analysis is useful but it is not wisdom and it will simply allow you to remain in the realm of the known. In the words of the visionary Jean Houston life will be “The same old same as.” With paradox you open up to understanding the world from a higher dimension.
To live fully, one must be free, but to be free one must give up security. Therefore, to live one must be ready to die. How’s that for a paradox? – Tom Robbins.
Balancing the Brainwaves
With the practice of savasana you move into a different wavelength. This changes your brain waves. You move from the overthinking mind (Beta) to the slower and more unified wavelength of Alpha.
All programming for prosperity should be built on spiritual foundations. The first step is to enter the spiritual dimension, the alpha level, and determine what your purpose in life is. Find out what you are here for, what you are supposed to do with your life. – Jose Silva
Because you are practicing allowing and trust you are using both sides of your brain. You are, as most people are in the West, overusing the left side of the brain. This is the logical literal and analytical function.
In the opinion of this writer yoga savasana allows you to be thought through by Creation. This is the way in which I think human beings are designed to operate within this world of time and space.
Creation designed you to express through you.
You are not created in order to dictate to the Universe through the popular notion of the Law of Attraction. What is truly attractive is when you live in alignment with the way that Love’s Purpose expresses through you.
This expression of Love’s purpose is your core life purpose.
How that expression happens through you is your secondary life purpose. Most people, however, are living a life purpose driven from the secondary focus rather than the primary one.
Love’s purpose begins through allowing.
This is right brain function. From this function action takes place which may require the application of logic and analysis.
However, very often you know exactly what to do because it is more that Life is doing Life through you because that is how you intend to allow it.
In this way you have the balance of:-
- Masculine and Feminine.
- Yin and Yang.
- Doing and Being.
- Action and Non-action.
With this practice of inner body sensing, silence, allowing and attentiveness your life begins to turn around.
Turnaround in Living
A Time for Every Purpose under Heaven – Turn Turn Turn – The Byrds
The turnaround in your life begins with the willingness to trust in the inner KNOWING of the still small voice within. In the beginning learning to trust this NO-THING is a real challenge.
You are educated to get results.
The results you get from this turnaround are given by way of grace. You don’t achieve. You allow.
In allowing you begin to remove the blocks that stand in the way you your KNOWING who and why you are.
As these blocks begin to dissolve (although there will be resistance) you will begin to recognize that your real power is not in the Will to personal Power but in the Will to Love. Your power become in being willing to be loved by Life.
You move from a focus on doing your life (1st Half of Life energetic) to Being (2nd Half of Life energetic).
The experience of Being cannot be defined. It has to be felt. It is felt within the body that is relaxed and trusting. It is felt in a body that is less and less armoured because you trust the Mind beyond the personal mind.
Treasure yourself for being, not doing.― Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road
You still operate in the world as a personality but you KNOW that the personality is simply a mask and that the Authentic you is the Presence of the One Life that comes through you and as you.
This is the life changing experience of learning to live from NON-DOING. It is the magic of allowing and non-resistance in having your purpose lived in alignment with Love’s purpose.
You live the magical paradox that you get everything you need by being willing to do nothing but receive. This receiving is felt from a sense of fullness rather than lack. From this fullness you pour yourself away in blessings.
Having the REAL Time of YOUR Life
Use Your Time to Discover the Timeless – Mooji
Most of us are not having the time of our lives in the way that phrase is normally understood. It tends to relate to the way in which we feel we are being entertained or not. As the practice of Yoga Nidra deepens you may be graced a truly life changing experience.
This is the experience of stepping outside of time. This is a paradoxical experience because while you KNOW that you are living in eternity you are also still living within time (non-eternity).
Do not think that eternity is an unimaginable length of time. It is not time at all. Eternity is outside of time. This is the experience of living as Heaven on Earth. It is the only real way to have the time of your life.
This is the experience referred to in fairy tales when the story ends, “And they lived happily ever after.” This is using the language of metaphor. You can only KNOW the “happily ever after experience” (eternity) when you are graced to step outside of time.
To know the timeless is to enter into the world of bliss. You are the ancient one, the timeless one, the eternal one. – Osho
This is not something that you earn. When you are given it you absolutely KNOW that you could never earn something that is so magnificent and so beyond words or imagination.
Living the Revelation
When you are graced the knowing of the Timeless dimension you know who and why you are. You are the revelation of Love in form. You KNOW this to be the truth. It frees you in ways that you could never imagine.
You have left The Matrix of the collective overthinking human mind. You are unplugged from the madness of the Madman in the Cave of the Skull. You live from a Presence that fulfils you and where you have one clear intention and that is to serve the purpose of Love as it created you to express through you.
There is so much less struggle. You manifest what is needed. You give from your authentic Self. You flow and you bless. All this from learning and committing to doing nothing but being willing to be done through.
To become conscious and aware, we must become authentic. Authenticity is the highest form of being. Teal Swan
This is why I so love the foundational yoga pose that is savasana. It seems so simply. It is promoted as a way of relaxation. This is all well and good to begin with and much needed. It would, however, be a pity if you were not made aware of this pose as a gateway to the Secret of Secrets inside you.
So the benefits of Savasana pose are many.
I hope that you make this a foundational practice for Companioning YOUR Greatness. For other information related to yoga poses why not join the Yoga Journey for Life Community
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