FINAL RELAXATION POSE
This is one of the most healing and important postures in a yoga class and can also be the most challenging especially if you are a survivor of trauma. Because the majority of yoga classes end with a final relaxation, it is important to know your options. If you find that lying flat on your back feels uncomfortable, unsafe, or triggering in any way, find your way into a pose, where you can relax your body, but that also evokes safety. Some options include lying on your side with your head propped on your arm or a blanket, putting your feet up the wall or lying on your belly. Placing a folded blanket on your belly and chest can also provide just enough sensory input to allow you to rest and relax on your back.
Whichever version you choose, let your thoughts anchor to the in and out of the breath and let yourself drift into deep relaxation. Healing happens as we let go of the blocks that restrict the flow of energy.