When I started learning yoga 6 years ago, it was for the exercise and definitely not for the spiritual aspect of it. And at the end of each class when the teacher would lead us into savasana, corpse pose, I never really got why, but it was a nice rest before leaving class. Fast forward to today when I’m mostly doing yoga at home and alone. Savasana has become my favorite pose, the one I sometimes spend a long time in before I get up from the mat. Home practice has meant that I listen to my body each day, doing what I need at that moment. And these days, no matter what leads up to it, a long, meditative savasana is always needed to calm my mind and remind myself what is real and true.