Let’s talk about one of yoga’s most difficult position: Savasana. It’s been an hour (at least) of moving and sweating, your body is drained, tired and ready to rest, and then comes the blissful few minutes of laying down on your mat soaking it all in. How on Earth is THAT the hardest pose?
Does your mind begin wander - plan the rest of the day after your mat? Maybe you lay there, internally begging the teacher to give you a well deserved Savasana adjust. Are you spiraling down through some new, deep emotions that the past hour just brought up and you have no idea what to do with them? God forbid you realize you find the instructors final song distracting, with nothing else to focus on other than how you can’t wait to wrap with class up. Or maybe you finally start to listen to your internal flame that you’ve kept dormant through a series of physical exertion through working out, food, drinking, community, whatever your vice may be.
These are a few of hundreds of examples of why Savasana is hard - and I mean really, really hard. Remaining present when you have no where to go. Being comfortable in the “yuck” that has been brought to surface. Accepting maybe the fact that “Wow, I’m not so okay right now”, or finally listening to that faint voice nudging you in the difficult yet right direction that will drastically change your life for the better. Sure it’s easier to exert physical energy as a distraction, and often times it works wonders. But again - that’s just a distraction. How do you face your destiny, your soul, your rightful path, or whatever name you want to call the energy? ...You can see how this may be but of a challenge, yes?
As a teacher, Savasana is always my peak pose - meticulously designing a class that leads up to you feeling everything, yet nothing at the same time. And no thought is given nearly as much as my Savasana track. Do it right and it allows you to deliver your innermost truth and vibration to your students. Do it wrong...well let’s say I won’t be seeing them as a student anymore.
“Moonlight” has been one of a few consistent songs I have used throughout my journey as a yoga teacher. I simply can’t get enough. Message to Bears encapsulates pure bliss and serves as a guide for the rambling mind to journey back inward to the state of forgotten love. Tender ukulele, a moving, warm percussion, and an angelic voice serve as the three parts that make up the whole divine experience that is “Moonlight.”
Everyone deserve this chance to journey inward - the question is: Are you ready to gaze at the moon?
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About The Curator - Cam Bigelow
Cam is a music and yoga fanatic where he spent the last few years honing his skills and passion in the heart of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. He composes his classes based upon what feels best in his body and adds a little “flair” in which he draws from seasoned yoga instructors around the Boulder area. He is always on the hunt for the next song that will “wow” his students and will take his class to the next level. When not obsessing over his playlist for the 12th time or teaching on his mat, you can find Cam exploring all the nature Boulder has to offer, jamming out on his ukulele, and perfecting his bacon-wrapped scallop dinner.
Raised in Orange County, California and residing in Boulder for the last eight years, Cam is shaking up his life by moving to San Francisco in the next few months. For more information about Cam’s yoga practice, check out his website cambyoga.com and Instagram @cambyoga.