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Corpse Pose Yoga Savasana Yoga

Query: Savasana Yoga... Corpse Pose Yoga... Savasana Meditation!

Vijay Kumar:

Savasana yoga... savasana meditation is the most important form of all yoga postures if one wanted to gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in present life time! Savasana yoga is also termed corpse pose yoga! Why? Savasana is derived from the Sanskrit root word shava which means corpse and asana stands for pose... meaning corpse pose of yoga meditation!  


For indulgence in self enquiry... for practising Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana... corpse pose yoga is the best form of yoga meditation amongst all different yoga postures! Lying in corpse pose yoga any human being world over could easily indulge in self enquiry... the spiritual path that directly led to God Almighty! 


Corpse pose yoga is definitely way ahead of all yoga postures! Why? In meditation yoga corpse pose does not involve indulging in a particular asana. One also need not go to a meditation centre for practising corpse pose savasana! Savasana yoga... savasana meditation can be carried out anywhere... irrespective of location! 


The best time to indulge in savasana yoga is morning... before getting up from bed! Else one could indulge in savasana meditation while in lunch hour! However, the most suitable time for corpse pose yoga is while going to bed in the night! At this time one is absolutely free from indulgences of day-to-day life. 


Lying in corpse pose yoga... one must concentrate on self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this)! For reaching God... we have to negate everything that is not God! It is through path of Neti lying in savasana yoga human beings finally succeeded in negating everything and what remained was God Almighty in all its glory! 


Savasana yoga can be easily practiced laying on any bed or cot... even a flat surface! In the initial stages of savasana meditation one would fall asleep within few minutes. Slowly as our desire gained deeper footing... we would enjoy spiritual journey more and more resulting in prolonged corpse pose yoga! 


Savasana pose of yoga is a wonderful medium of practising spirituality! I have done it all my life. In the initial stages of life, I was introduced to savasana yoga by my father. One day... while I lay on bed resting... my father told me to practice savasana yoga whenever I lay on bed! Initially, I could not understand what shavasna was all about! 


But as my spiritual journey progressed... I understood the deeper ingrained meaning finally reaching God in the wee hours of third of August 1993. I practiced meditation yoga in corpse pose for above 23 years before reaching stage of self realization... god realization! Of all yoga postures... shavasna yoga is one posture for which I shall remain indebted to my father all life! 


People world over practiced different forms of yoga for reaching God! But most spiritual seekers never realized that essence of spirituality laid in teachings of Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana practiced savasana yoga while lying on a cot all the time! 


Why not duplicate the path of those who gained enlightenment... reached god in their lifetime! 


While lying in corpse pose yoga... we not only had to remain still like a corpse... but ultimately focus on breathing process! Who needs breathing... the physical manifest human form or the soul atman within! The intake of breath is directly required by our heart and in our heart rested our soul atman! In Hinduism a soul is termed atman. 


By concentrating on breathing process... one could directly reach the owner of human body... our soul atman... the spirit within! As per Bhagavad Gita it is our soul atman that is the absolute master and controller of human body! It is our soul atman... the spirit within that manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! 


The moment we negated karma to zero... we finally reached end goal of cosmic life... stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi! Savasana yoga... breathing process... kaivalya jnana, Nirvikalpa samadhi... stage of absolute nothingness... enlightenment... moksha salvation... all are interrelated! Every single word is directly related to spirituality... the spiritual path! 


If we had to reach God in present life... our indulgence in savasana meditation was an absolute must... one could not do without! Mere religious rhetoric carried no meaning. None world over in present times reached God via path of religion... path of rituals! In the present scientific age one could reach God only via path of spirituality... path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom! 


Savasana... corpse pose yoga was an integral part of spiritual life! If our goal of life was clear... if we were hell-bent on reaching God in present life... none could stop us from reaching God! By duplicating efforts of Swami Vivekananda... by developing willpower that had no end... one could easily become a Ramakrishna Paramhansa or Maharishi Ramana in present life! 


The path of pure spirituality is difficult but not impossible! I remember times when I lay in savasana meditation for as long as 10 hours! I did not sleep for a second. In the night when I lay in bed I always indulged in corpse pose to expedite my spiritual journey. Negating everything that was not God... I finally reached doors of God Almighty. 


This is my last manifestation on mother earth... 8.4 millionth manifestation! Having become a pure soul atman... nowhere to go further... I shall but attain salvation moksha at the end of cosmic journey! I have done it... so can others! 


Having realized God in 1993... I have nothing much to say in regard to savasana meditation! Every single human being on mother earth... whether or not related to path of spirituality must indulge in savasana yoga. By doing this we can reduce all stresses and tensions of day. 


Savasana was primarily meant for common man... it could easily be practiced by all! Savasana definition in simple... lying in corpse pose indulge in self enquiry... path of Neti (not this... not this)! Concentrating on breathing process... one definitely reached source of all things cosmic... our soul atman... the spirit within! 


In simpler words... savasana yoga is the best means to complete relaxation of body... internally and externally! The best part of shavasna yoga is... no form of guided meditation was necessary! Any human being could indulge in corpse pose yoga wherever and whenever one had time!

Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Corpse Pose Yoga explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on savasana yoga - savasana meditation can be found at Essays Articles Savasana ... Vijay Kumar - 5 July 2012.

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