5 Min Guided Savasana Meditation for Relaxation Response | ChriskaYoga

5 Min Guided Savasana Meditation for Relaxation Response | ChriskaYoga

Hi, I’m Christina and welcome to my channel, ChriskaYoga! In today’s video, We’ll be doing a guided savasana meditation. If you aren’t familiar savasana is the pose that we end most yoga classes with where you’re lying flat on the ground relaxing your body Completely your eyes are closed and you begin to focus on your breathing and quiet your mind savasana is so important for activating that relaxation response in your body also known as the Parasympathetic nervous system. We all lead such Stressful lives that put us in a state of fight or flight or the sympathetic nervous system It is so vital and important for our health and our overall well-being to activate that relaxation response in your body and Savasana is a great way to do that. Other great ways to do this are through restorative yoga, Daily meditation, yin yoga, and breathing exercises. These are all things that are coming up on this channel in the coming months So you’ll definitely want to stay tuned for that as well. If you like the experience of a guided meditation Or you would like to give it a try during your savasana Then this meditation is definitely for you. Before we get started with the meditation if you aren’t yet subscribed to this channel Hit that subscribe button down below the video or two free yoga classes Every single week it is completely free to subscribe I would love to have you as a subscriber And as a part of this growing community, so if you’re ready, let’s get started Begin by lying flat on the ground lying on your back Separate your legs slightly apart and relax them completely Place your arms and your hands down by your sides on the ground turn your palms up towards the ceiling Look upward close your eyes and begin to come inward Focusing all of your attention on your inhales and your exhales You can notice the pathway of your breath Feel the breath traveling in and out Through your body Notice the rise and fall of your belly as you’re breathing Notice the way your rib cage expands and your abdomen expands with each inhale And notice the way it comes back inward with each exhale and as you do this hold your attention on your breath For as long as you can If another thought comes into your mind Simply notice that the thought is there Set it to the side and come back to focusing on your breath Continuing with this breath pattern of focusing on your breath Allow each exhale that you take To relax you deeper and deeper into the ground Every time you exhale Imagine that your muscles Your bones your joints your skin your whole body is melting and relaxing and sinking deeper and deeper into relaxation With each and every exhale You’re relaxing deeper and deeper I will now invite you to visualize a Glowing light a Warm comforting glowing light that is originating from your hearts Center The light is small at first And it’s located right at your hearts center Allow this light to cause you comfort peace and warmth It provides you with a sense of calm I now invite you to imagine that this light is slowly growing in size It’s growing inch by inch and the light is travelling Even wider throughout your heart center Slowly and gradually providing even more warmth comfort calm and peace to your body The larger the light gets the more comforted you feel At this point the light is covering your entire torso Your entire upper body is feeling this warmth from the glow of the light that began at the heart center and it is continuing to grow and Gradually reach the rest of your body The lower half the hips the legs the arms the neck the head Your shins your feet until The light is completely covering your entire body With a sense of warmth comfort and calm and peace Once you feel this light your whole body Sit with this feeling for a moment You are invited to feel For the light is providing you with a sense of calm and relaxation Feel free to stay here for as long as you need to And when you’re ready Bring some slight motion back into your body By gently moving your limbs your hands and your feet Roll onto the right side of your body and use your hands to help you come up to a seated position

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  1. πŸ’•I really hope you enjoyed this 5 Minute Savasana Meditation! Stay tuned for a full-length "Yinyasa" a.k.a. Yin & Yang Yoga class coming up next on ChriskaYoga along with a really exciting Fall Yoga Challenge! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’—

  2. Thanks Christina, this was perfect since I was wide awake at 4.15a.m! Looking forward to your new content. Fingers crossed I fall asleep after this savasana. Much love, namaste πŸ™ πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’–

  3. Hi Christine,
    Your videos are awesome. Would you consider having yoga music playing softly in the background of your videos?

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