Not long ago, Ariel and I were in the car on our way to pick up the skeleton man from Washington Heights when she asked if I’d like to write an article for the Tune Up Fitness blog during “Relaxation Month.”
Without hesitating, I answered, “Yes, Savasana saved my life.”
Savasana is the “going home” pose. It’s an opportunity to practice relaxing into who you are. Looking back now, my pre-Savasana past kinda feels like an out-of-body dream.
"But it wasn't a dream," as one of my very first teachers, Dorothy Gale, says. "It was a place. And you and you and you...and you were there. I remember some of it wasn't very nice, but most of it was beautiful--but just the same all I kept saying to everybody was ‘I want to go home,’ and they sent me home! Toto, we're home! Home. And this is my room, and you're all here and I'm not going to leave here ever, ever again. Because I love you all. And... Oh Auntie Em! There's no place like home!”
How Savasana Saved My Life: Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Pain
Painting: Deitado by Feikehara Yantra