Shavasana is without doubt one of the most vital but taken with no consideration yoga asana. Many individuals contemplate Shavasana essentially the most best yoga asana as a result of they suppose you don’t must do something on this asana besides mendacity down. No marvel many individuals usually fell asleep whereas working towards Shavasana.
Shavasana is not only about stress-free down your physique but it surely has way more to do with it. It requires you to calm down completely and but remember. It provides you an opportunity to expertise the second when loss of life occurs. It provides you a chance to dis-identify your self along with your physique, thoughts, and the ego. You may apply this asana because the final asana whereas doing all your set of yoga asanas or you may as well do it earlier than going to sleep within the evening or at any time of the day. What’s vital is to calm down your self bodily and stay aware of no matter occurs to your physique and no matter ideas set off inside your thoughts whereas being on this asana.
The way to use Shavasana for Meditation and Spirituality:
1. Expertise loss of life in Shavasana:
‘Sav’ means corpse and ‘asana’ means pose. So in Shavasana, you might be purported to be in an asana of a corpse. However you may by no means die. As a result of you aren’t the physique and never the thoughts. You’re the everlasting soul which by no means dies, by no means born and solely adjustments physique whereas taking new delivery.
So attempt to disidentify completely out of your physique. Watch the physique as if it has died and you might be watching the useless physique of yours or of another person (no matter makes your comfy working towards it). Which suggests if a mosquito is biting you then you might be simply supposed to look at it and do nothing. In the event you really feel the urge to scratch your again then simply watch the feeling in your physique in addition to the urge to scratch. All that is simpler stated than accomplished. That’s why working towards Shavasana is just not simple. As a result of we’re a lot recognized with our physique that it’s not simple to be in a corpse place voluntarily.
There’s a meditation associated with Shavasana which you are able to do earlier than going to sleep. The meditation includes visualizing that you’ve died and your funeral procession is happening. All you relative and buddies are current. Some are crying, some are unhappy and a few individuals are shocked. Lastly, your useless physique is taken to cremation ghat and your physique is burned and it’s a must to see this taking place. Such a meditation lets you disidentify your self from the physique. You get an opportunity to really feel that sometime you additionally must die. In any other case, we dwell within the phantasm that loss of life is rarely going to occur to us.
Gautam Buddha used to ship his new initiates to cremation ghat for some days. In order that they see the burning our bodies all through the day and meditate on the ideas which come of their thoughts. This was the strategy to make them understand that at some point they’re additionally going to die. So no must get a lot recognized or keen on the physique. As an alternative of pampering the physique, focus your vitality on deepening your religious apply which may also help you to get out of this world which is stuffed with sorrow and ache.
For superior meditators Shavasana could be very helpful as a result of via this apply, you may get a glimpse of loss of life or the thought can contact you deeply that at some point I can even die. So I higher put my one hundred pc vitality in going deep in my religious search.
2. Be a Watcher of your physique and thoughts:
Once you lie down in Shavasana then after a while you’ll really feel uncomfortable becasuse all that is very boring for the thoughts. So it is going to undoubtedly create some distraction or different. It may very well be a sensation in any a part of the physique or you could really feel like altering the place to make your self comfy or another thought may occupy your consideration.
This occurs with all of us. However bear in mind to be a watcher of all these phenomena. Don’t transfer bodily to make your self comfy and don’t get contain within the psychological course of. Simply watch your ideas as in the event that they belong to another person. Watch the feeling in your physique as if the physique doesn’t belong to you or has died.
In the event you might be completely indifferent from the physique and thoughts in Shavasana then a lot is feasible. You may have a bodyless experienece the place you might be floating within the air and watching your physique mendacity down or you may have an expertise of satori or every other deep meditatoon expertise. It could actually additionally create some separation between you and your physique. It would additionally result in extra mastery over your physique and thoughts. A lot is feasible however the important thing factor is to change into a corpse and but stay conscious.
Bear in mind, in Shavasana solely the physique has died however you aren’t the physique however the soul who was utilizing this physique simply as a automobile. So be a watcher of your physique and thoughts on this asana. Most Individuals simply deal with leisure half in Shavasana. However they ignore the consciousness which must be current whereas doing this asana.
So deliver extra detachment out of your body-mind, extra consciousness and do it sincerely and far might be achieved on this best and but most tough of asana.