Even though the last couple of months have been super full, life in my ashram taught me many things like the skill of staying calm despite juggling many demands. I've learned the art of how to achieve quality rest and relaxation through this simple pose of Shavasana. Just 5 mins out of your day where you settle the body comfortably along the floor to reduce the input to the senses and then 'switch your focus' to the natural and spontaneous breath. Using your hands is an effective way to establish a steady rhythmical breath and notice where in the body your breathing naturally takes place. This posture and breath awareness brings one into a state of 'presence' and builds inner resilience.