Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I went to yoga this morning, and I have to admit that my favorite part is the very end: every yoga session ends with savasana, or corpse pose. I think it feels best after a good yoga workout, but I'm going to tell you how to do it so you can all try.

First, you lay on the mat on your back, arms at your side, palms up, heels together, toes flopped out. Then you close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing: slow and even. Earthy yoga music helps, but it's definitely optional.

Today during savasana, we imagined the sun slowly rising over our toes, then up our shins, and on to the rest of our bodies. While laying there, you try to release any lingering tension in your body. Even relax your eyebrows and let your tongue fall away from the roof of your mouth.

Lay on the mat until you're ready to get up - yoga is all about being in tune with your body. Enjoy!


Heather said...

I LOVE yoga. Logan would even go with me sometimes our first summer in Alaska! It was great.

Mel said...

thanks for sharing! will definitely give that a try! :) it was so great to see you at your baby shower. i know you're going to do great with labor. can't wait to meet miles! good luck laura!