Savasana is one of those poses that some love and some, not so much. While you might have heard from your yoga teacher that savasana is one of the most important poses you can do, you may never have heard why that is so. More and more, research is pointing to the nervous system and suggesting if we can make a change there, we will find some long lasting and profound changes in our bodies, energy and mind.
This article gives a good description of what is going on in Savasana on these three levels, mind, body and energy. I also want to share with you a good technical reason to use an eye pillows during your deep rest! Parvathi often points out the direct connection of the eyes to the heart center through the nadis. Well it turns out there is also a nervous system connection between the heart and eyes, it is called the Oculocardiac reflex. Slight pressure on the eyes will stimulate the parasympathetic response and lower heart rate. This light pressure can also stimulate the vagus nerve, which can help us relax more deeply in addition to the other gifts a well-toned vagus nerve provides-good sleep, digestions and more ease in interactions with others.
This month is extended relaxation, so bring your blankets, scarves, and eye pillows.
And in honor of savasana month we are running a sale on Mad Lavender eye pillows; 10% off when you come in with this coupon code: Eyes2017
In addition to the other benefits of eye pillows, these smell wonderful!