Query: Savasana Yoga... Corpse Pose
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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),
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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