When Savasana Doesn't Feel Relaxing: Three Trauma-Informed Alternatives

By
Kathryn Boland, R-CYT, R-DMT
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Savasana—so many yoga practitioners absolutely love it, and if anything, want it to be longer. There are even t-shirts saying, “I'm only here for Savasana.” Yet this final resting pose, nearly universal in modern yoga classes, can be triggering to those who’ve endured personal trauma. This makes total sense; in the pose, one is face-up with the front side of the body vulnerably exposed, eyes closed, often in the dark. 

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