We can turn to yoga for health and healing when our fast-paced lives get us off balance.
Yoga offers hundreds of poses for health and healing. Which one is the best? Deep relaxation, also known as savasana, is the one.
Yogi’s claim many health and healing benefits for deep relaxation. Many claims are currently being studied by scientists. Others are already known to be beneficial.
15 Conditions That Deep Relaxation Might Help Improve
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Menstrual Cramps
- Smoking Cessation
- TMJ Dysfunction
There are additional benefits to practicing yoga deep relaxation. Swami Kriyananda stated in the Art and Science of Raja Yoga: “Benefits: Savasana brings supreme relaxation; helps in the development of receptivity, so important to yoga practice; rejuvenates the body cells; and aids in mental and physical healing.”
Prevention is the best medicine. Don’t wait to have symptoms to bring deep relaxation into your daily routine.
5 Reasons to Start Practicing Deep Relaxation Now
- Improves focus
- Increases receptivity
- Helps you know “You are enough”
- Helps you be cool, calm and collected
- Increases energy and vitality
Students feel cheated when a yoga teacher skips deep relaxation. The experience of the number one health and healing yoga pose is squandered! Deep relaxation should be part of every yoga practice no matter what style or type of yoga you practice.
There are many yoga poses for health and healing. In fact, whole books have been written on the topic. We live in a busy world. If you only have time to practice one yoga pose, deep relaxation is the one!
You will find more practices and tips like this in the supportive yoga community, Zenward.
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