Supported Savasana (Resting Pose)

It’s Giving Tuesday and the National Day of Courage.
Do you have the courage to give yourself some self-care today?

You owe yourself one hour a day of self maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day. That’s less than 5%. It matters, it really does. Especially if you’re hoping for longevity in your career. Make it count.

Dr. Josie Dovidio in supported savasana. To see which yoga props she recommends, click here.

In the spirit of giving, my offering to you is this delicious yoga prop supported version of Savasana:

  • Lay down with a bolster under your knees, a rolled towel under your ankles, and a rolled blanket to support the curvature of your neck
  • Support for your neck is key here to really tap into the parasympathetic response (rest & digest)
  • Get the most out of the pose by adding the weight of a sandbag or pillow on top of your belly. This is my meditation pillow which has some weight to it.
  • Rest in Savasana anywhere from 5-25 minutes.
  • Feel your body fully supported and landing onto the earth.

Give your body permission to relax and be at ease. You deserve it!

Then let me know how you treated yourself in the comments!

Be well friend.

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Published by Yoga for Dentists

Dr. Josie Dovidio is a long-time dentist and certified yoga teacher who took a sabbatical from clinical dentistry to address health issues related to prolonged stress. She now helps dental professionals "undo" what dentistry does to the body, mind and soul through her Yoga for Dentists community on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Channel and Podcast.

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