I am proud to announce that I have a relaxation CD for sale! I created this CD as an audible relaxation practice - that can be done in your own way and your own time. It's another way that I hope to bring the practice of yoga off the mat and into daily life.
Savasana is the final relaxation pose in every yoga class - the act of complete and conscious surrender of the mind and body. I joke that this is the hardest pose in all of yoga - if you've ever had trouble falling asleep or relaxing you know what I mean.
The body must relax in order for the mind to relax, and the mind must relax in order for the body to relax. Savasana is a holistic practice. Practice being the key word. It doesn't always come easily. However, as with many tools we have in our "toolbox of life," conscious and mindful relaxation is something we can learn and cultivate with practice.
This CD is about an hour long, and made up of 3 separate tracks which are about 20 minutes each. It can be done as an hour long relaxation session, or you can choose one of the three 20 minute practices. The tracks are guided relaxation, so you just have to turn on the CD, lay down and follow the voice guided instructions.
The benefits of relaxation run deep. It is the natural antidote to stress, and further to that, the antidote to the effects stress has on the body and mind. Relaxation lowers the heart rate, and blood pressure. It slows and deepens the breath. It has an synergistic effect on the nervous system - balancing out the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (rest and restore) nervous systems. This leads to improved sleep, better immune function, improved digestion, and higher energy levels. It can also help to decrease feelings of anxiety and panic, and increase feelings of clarity and creativity.
In a society where stress runs rampant, and in lives where loss creates high levels of prolonged stress, relaxation is an invaluable tool.
You can find the CD to purchase here. Or just click on "store" tab above. The CD can be purchased as an MP3 file for 9.99 or you can purchase the compact disc for 14.95 plus shipping fees.
"Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest." - Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Alcestis, 438 B.C.