Savasana in land-based yoga, is practiced lying flat on your back with your legs and arms relaxed, which is also known as corpse pose. In aerial yoga, we practice savasana in the form of a guided meditation in the aerial hammock. It is a pose used for relaxation and as a meditation posture.
What is Progressive Muscle Relaxation?
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is typically incorporated into savasana. PMR teaches body awareness to identify muscle groups and notice the sensations of tension and relaxation. It involves squeezing and releasing your muscles sequentially from head to toe. This encourages neuromuscular connection, which gives the mind-body clear examples of tension and release, which helps the body relax.
What are the Benefits of Savasana?
Savasana has many benefits. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and all the profound benefits of this relaxation response such as slowing heart rate and lowering blood pressure. When regularly practiced, Savasana improves muscle tension, stress, and teaches muscles to relax.
Join us for Savasana…
Savasana is a fundamental part of aerial yoga for children. It is an evidence-based tool to teach social and emotional learning and mindfulness. I incorporate deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and other techniques that help children reduce stress. Join us for an aerial yoga class or aerial yoga camp. Want to learn more about the amazing benefits of mindfulness? Read my book, Mindfulness for Children, Interested in our therapy approach for your child? Sign up for an initial assessment.