Monday, November 9, 2009

Dead Man

"Dead to the world." Perhaps that phrase is not as negative as it may first appear. Becoming dead to the cares of the world, if even for ten minutes a day, will help you feel alive again. Although my relationship to yoga is still near infant stage, I have found the dead man's (or corpse--one of those words I hate to use) pose extremely helpful. Here's how you rest in this pose.
~ Dead Man Pose
Lie down comfortably with your legs outstretched (drape a blanket over yourself and dim the lights). Let your feet roll out. Relax your shoulders and place your arms with palms facing up.

Close your eyes and be still.

Slowly inhale, breathing all the goodness in the world and slowly exhale, expelling all the worries and fears for the day.

Relax each part of your body starting from your forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, shoulders, arms, chest, pelvic area, thighs, legs, feet.

Continue to inhale and exhale allowing the tension to be drained away.

For more poses and helpful breathing techniques visit this short blog clip:

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