Savasana: The Art of Doing Nothing

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Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater The practice of yoga is fundamentally an act of kindness toward oneself. This idea is often forgotten, but not by Judith, whose approach is warm, non-judgmental and responsive to individual differences and needs. Judith Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West...

Savasana (Relaxation Pose) is central to all traditions of hatha yoga. It is one of the most important yoga asanas, and sadly, increasingly also one of the more overlooked. Savasana may be the only time during the week that a yoga student is quiet and present, not acting, not achieving, not sleeping, just being present. This is the beginning of meditation and an extremely important gift yoga teachers can give to their class.

In this audio download, Judith Hanson Lasater goes deeply into Savasana and its effects. Some of the topics discussed include:

• How Savasana helps us learn to relax and rest more deeply and completely.

• The effects of Savasana on the organ systems, digestive process, blood sugar balance, and other important physiological functions.

• The best ways to do Savasana and how to get the most out of it.

Whether you’re a yoga teacher or yoga student, this yoga download gives deeper insights into the immense benefits of Savasana, include the philosophical background for Savasana, as well as some important techniques to enhance the practice.

Bonus Recording! The Three Stages of Savasana
In thie audio download Judith discusses the best ways to do Savasana as well as the three stages of Savasana she works with in her own practice and teaching.  She also shares the results of a study on restorative yoga in menopausal women that improved not just the symptoms of menopause, but also cholesterol and blood sugar levels as an indication of overall improved health.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture.  This is such a fascinating way to increase my yoga teaching knowledge!  And, without leaving my home!"   ~ JC