The Eternity Of Five Minutes
Corpse Pose. It goes something like this …
“Invite peace and silence into your mind, body, and soul. Stay in Savasana for five minutes. To exit the pose, first begin to deepen your breath. Bring gentle movement and awareness back to your body, wiggling your fingers and toes”.
Yesterday, upon concluding my best efforts to balance, bend, and twist through the practice, my smartphone yoga app again offered me this thoughtful guidance. And just like always, I struggled with Corpse Pose.
I failed to lie on ground and let my mind completely relax. I didn’t close my eyes. I didn’t invite peace or silence into my mind.
Instead, I continued to look high into the sky.
When I should have been taking measures to gradually enter a truly relaxed state, I reached for my iPhone and took the picture above.