Guided Savasana & Meditation (Sunday 7:00 pm)
Zondag, maart 26 • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
One Soul Yoga, Main Studio
Rachel Finney
Rachel (CYT 500) began practicing yoga in 2014 at Brick House Yoga in Sulphur Springs. She was training for a half-marathon at the time and wanted to use yoga to prevent injury and aid in stress relief to reduce migraine headaches. While a yoga practice was perfect for both of these goals, she found so much more on the mat. Without a doubt, the yoga mat is the first place she has ever experienced complete non-judgment. It is where she learned self-acceptance, presence and stillness--and it is where she started a journey of self-discovery that continues today. In short, yoga changed her life. She holds additional certification in Restorative, Yin and Trauma Informed Yoga and has a special interest in teaching body-positive classes and classes geared for beginners.
Savasana, a 5 to 15-minute relaxation in corpse pose as yoga classes conclude, is often the favorite part of a yoga practice. However, savasana is much more than a moment of rest at the end of a yoga class. The essential pose is crucial for calming the mind and body. Other benefits include calming the central nervous system; aiding the digestive and immune systems; calming the mind and reducing stress; and reducing headaches, fatigue and anxiety. The final state of savasana occurs when the ego is suspended and the mind is free to let go.

Guided Savasana + Meditation is a 60-minute class in which the instructor intentionally guides you through savasana in order to deepen relaxation, which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (your rest and digest response) and calms your sympathetic nervous system (your fight, flight and freeze response) and guides you through a specific meditation designed to relax the body, clear the mind, and ease the spirit. Guided Savasana + Meditation is an ideal practice for those who love this part of a yoga practice, for those who have difficulty fully and completely relaxing, or for those who wish to get the most physical and mental benefit from savasana in this and future classes.