Savasana reflection post class

Savasana was a longish stay today and after an almost leisurely class, the stay in it felt like I did not exist, save for a section of the torso that had the movement of breath. I did not have a sense of the rest of my body, it was like there was nothing there, no limbs. Soon after, my teacher parts class with “Go beyond the structure of savasana” and that explained my experience.

I see another transitioning, from ebullience in backbending to dynamic stillness in it. The immediate image that comes to mind is one of Guruji in an urdhva dhanurasana against the platform. Eventually, I suppose it would become even quieter where one might be able to go beyond the structure of the asana.

Notes from practice, classes etc are pointless against the actual experiencing. The last 2 or 3 months, I’ve stayed away from making notes and instead let the body make its own.

4 thoughts on “Savasana reflection post class

  1. For some reason, I’ve never liked to take notes during a yoga workshop. I feel as if it takes me outside the practice. Rather, I have to take the notes in my body and mind, paying attention without the interruption of writing, which may be a strange process for a writer. But it means I understand why you have not been taking written notes. I appreciate your insights, as always.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience and process Amber. It’s the same here too, my notes would happen after class, less on the asana and more on the experiences but this way of no notes at all is hugely different.

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