Savasana is an asana (posture) practised at the end of most yoga classes, certainly all of mine! Translating as “corpse pose”, it is a practice of relaxation and of letting go. It is our time to just be. That's it. Sounds simple right? Far from it – staying committed in the pose makes it very testing.
Do you struggle with meditation? Me too. For a lot of us it doesn't come naturally, which is strange because when you think about it, it's the most natural thing of all: to just be...
The idea came to me in October, a few weeks after I moved back to Manchester. Even though I had lived in Manchester before, I was still shocked by the number of people sleeping rough. I hadn't been in Manchester over the winter before and wasn't much looking forward to the bitter North cold that was sure to come. I couldn't even imagine sleeping out on a summer night up here, let alone in the blistering chill that was already showing signs of arrival.
It’s been nearly four months since I completed my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), and still there isn’t a day that goes past when I don’t think of it. I did my training at Blue Osa in Costa Rica. I had lusted for travel for some time and saw this opportunity to combine my YTT with venturing to a new corner of the world. So with borrowed backpack full of leggings and sun cream, I waved goodbye to dreary England and set off on my adventure.