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Purpose of Savasana

Query: Purpose of Savasana... dead man pose savasana meditation

Vijay Kumar:
Purpose of savasana is one and only one... reaching God Almighty in present life time! Savasana yoga is the path... reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)... ultimate goal of life! Maharishi Ramana... an exponent of path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) advocated and practiced shavasna path of yoga to reach God in his lifetime!

As per Maharishi Ramana, Neti is practiced best in shavasna pose of yoga! Lying in dead pose... one could negate karma from our soul atman step-by-step! By contemplating on God Almighty... by negating everything other than God Almighty... human beings finally reached God Almighty... source of all wisdom contained in cosmos!

Lying in savasana pose of yoga (the dead man pose) one could concentrate on breathing process... who needs breathing... the manifest human body or our soul atman... the spirit within that resided in our heart! In absence of our soul atman... the spirit within... the body was simply inert matter! In absence of a soul atman... the body would just decay and die!

Savasana pose of yoga helps one reach source of breathing... our soul atman... the spirit within! As per Bhagavad Gita journey of life belonged to our soul atman! Our soul atman manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! Our soul atman is the absolute master and controller of human body... and not vice versa!

A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.

For contemplation on God Almighty... for negating our karma to zero... for reaching the source of all breathing... indulgence in savasana pose of yoga was necessitated! Some say... shavasna pose of yoga induced sleep! Yes, it is true that in the initial stages of savasana yoga practice... one fell asleep! But proceeding slowly step-by-step one finally remained conscious all the time!

With passage of time one ultimately established control over savasana pose of yoga! Instead of falling asleep... one indulged in contemplation on God Almighty! Slowly our interaction with God Almighty started. The more we contemplated on God Almighty... faster the dissolution of queries within experienced by us!

As queries within us started dissolving forever... as dross impurities within soul atman reduced gradually one scaled higher levels of spiritual pursuit! One by one we negated everything that was not God Almighty! What ultimately remained in the end was God Almighty himself! The path of Neti (not this, not this) is a sure shot method of reaching God in present life time!

Conducting self enquiry in savasana pose of yoga does not merit any guidance! Any human being can indulge in self enquiry in shavasna pose of yoga... whether sitting, lying or even going to sleep! Savasana path of yoga is simple to practice. Lying on back we let loose our body as if it was stone dead!

At this point of time we concentrated upon our breath! Who needs the breath... certainly not the human body! Who was this something that needed breathing for its survival! Slowly and finally we reached the source of breathing... our soul atman... the spirit within in all its cosmic glory! The moment this happened one finally reached stage of Nirvikalpa samadhi... stage of absolute nothingness when not a single thought entered our brain uninvoked!

The purpose of savasana path of yoga is simple... reach our soul atman... the spirit within! As detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism God Almighty... the cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos at a given moment of time exists within every living being including human beings in miniscule form as our soul atman.

If an individual piece of puzzle is an independent soul atman... the completed puzzle God Almighty! If an individual grain of sand is an independent soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! The moment we reached our soul atman through path of Neti (not this, not this)... one finally reached God Almighty himself!

No soul atman is distinct from God Almighty! As per Bhagavad Gita we are primarily a soul atman on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years! In human form alone our soul atman finally regained its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form moment human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!

Practising shavasna pose of yoga means travelling spiritual path that led directly to God Almighty! God Almighty is never reached via path of rituals... religious practices! Those who visited temples, churches or mosques in search of God never reached God in their lifetime. Contemplation on God was necessitated to reach God in present life time!

Contemplation on God is best performed via path of self enquiry! Lying in shavasna pose of yoga when we indulged in self enquiry... it meant we were trying to talk to God Almighty all the time! Path of self enquiry is the path of logistics. Logistical reasoning was necessitated to cut across shackles of karma in present life.

Dominated by a bloated ego... mesmerized by glare of material riches when human beings world over pursued material goals of life... how could one be expected to reach God in such circumstances! Path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) is travelling path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom!

Path of jnana yoga... absolute wisdom in simple words translates to path of logistical reasoning! Indulgence in a question-and-answer session with God Almighty is what path of self enquiry is all about! This session with God Almighty is best performed in shavasna path of yoga! Lying in shavasna pose of yoga any human being while going to sleep can indulge in self enquiry!

Persistent flow of queries to God Almighty finally paved way for removal of dross impurities within our soul atman! As our sessions with God Almighty increased... our karma finally negated to zero! One immediately reached stage of self realization... God realization... termed enlightenment in English! The purpose of savasana pose of yoga is gaining liberation from cycle of birth and death forever. We as a soul atman finally gained absolute purity... reached cosmic end of life!

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 Purpose of Savasana explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on yoga death pose - savasana breathing can be found at : Essays Articles Savasana ... Vijay Kumar - 10 Feb 2011.

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