During guided meditation it is perfectly acceptable to simply assume savasana. As we lie in relaxation pose the mind is introverted and, without an upright position in which to maintain the body, it can be at peace and quietness can come. Meditation is all about obtaining stillness in the body so that this stillness may be reflected inwardly as a peaceful mind. Before entering savasana make sure the body is warm. The body will cool as you relax so this is especially important if you have just performed your asana practice. A blanket over the body is often more comfortable than layering up with additional clothing. To enter into savasana begin by sitting in dandasana with a folded blanket behind you to support your head and one over your legs to keep you warm. Gently lean back and allow the forearms and elbows to connect with the floor. Look down at your feet and check that the legs are in alignment. Now pulling the blanket over you as you go, lower the back vertebra by vertebra rolling the spine so that it too comes to connect with the floor allowing the head to come to rest on the blanket behind you. Tuck your shoulder blades in and let your arms lie out to the side, your upper arms are rolled out and palms facing up. Let the upper thighs roll out so that the little toes melt toward the floor… again make sure the shoulder blades are tucked under so that the heart centre is open, and that the shoulders themselves are moved away from the head, creating space between them and the ears. Elongate the back of the neck allowing the chin to come toward the chest. Close the eyes. Release the jaw. Soften the throat… and relax. Remind yourself that you have chosen to be here now and for this chunk of time, your practice is to honour that choice and follow it through. Just be here now. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back and let your awareness again settle on the guided instruction. Let your imagination paint vivid images as you sense and feel your way more deeply into the pictures the images are painting. In this way you are creating the reality you want to live; you are fine tuning and re-tweaking that which needs changing and updating in your psyche so that this reality can manifest in your world today. Be here now with focus, drive and balance… and let go. Be the change you want to see in the world. Your mindful effort during your practice will enhance the changes you experience in everyday life. Be the change you want to see in the world… and when you are ready, take these changes out into the world and let them ripple throughout your daily life. Once your meditation is finished, deepen your breath and when you are ready roll to your right side. Open your eyes and rest here for a moment before coming to upright.
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