Corpse Pose?

Just learned today from dancer daughter that “final resting pose” is also called CORPSE POSE??? I feel lied to @abicarver. Is that really a thing?

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Sounds like what one does just after the Omnium’s kilo.

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Well, let’s think about what “His final resting place”, “He is finally at rest” etc are typically used for :smiley:

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Oh! I was trying to save you from that! :skull_and_crossbones:

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A.K.A. Śivasana, or Shiva’s pose. Yoga is typically associated with the deity Shiva, who is often depicted with a fire in one hand to destroy the universe and a drum in the other to beat out the rhythm that creates the new. Hindu cosmology is not linear but rather one of endless death and rebirth. Death is not an end point, just a step along the journey. Ain’t so bad when you think about it that way!

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And people doubt me when I say that she is EVIL!

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#yoganerd

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“Lie back in corpse pose.” Honestly can’t even hear you saying it, @abicarver. I’m guessing you’re too nice to us.

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Seems a little morbid!

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Couldn’t possibly “move back into your day” after that! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I have a very expensive liberal arts degree in Religious Studies that I have to get my money’s worth out of somehow. More like #yoganerd adjacent.

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Ancient & Medieval Philosophy here. Feel your pain.

:+1:t2:

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Ha! You probably don’t ever get to talk about Aquinas on a bike forum!

Well not until now…
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“Suffering is not good in itself; but a thing which might have a certain goodness in particular circumstances. That is to say, if evil is present, pain at recognition of the evil, being a kind of knowledge, is relatively good.”

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I always heard it called corpse pose in my yoga classes which seems super appropriate after the nine hammers (as I wish I was dead) :rofl::joy::rofl::joy:

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IKR? I thought it appropriate to Sufferfest when i learned the name, but @abicarver is too nice to us.

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You want me to up the ante? Be careful what you wish for :wink:

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Up the ante??? I can’t imagine anything harder than the wheel pose that you have us attempt!

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Haha! You’d be surprised!

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If you’re intimidated by Wheel, you’ve clearly never paged through an issue of Yoga Journal in the checkout line at Whole Foods. Be afraid, be VERY afraid.

You always know it’s about to get real when the instructor says, “If you’d like to try a deeper variation of the pose….”