With halloween just a couple of days away I though it was time for a reminder of the story behind corpse pose. Enjoy!
Halloween- what better time to tell the story of Savasana, corpse pose.
There was a king named Parikshit Maharaj who was a wise and just ruler and who took good care of his subjects. He was out riding in the woods one day and became thirsty so he stopped at the hermitage of the sage Shamika Rishi to see if he could get some water. However, the sage was in a deep meditation at the time and didn’t hear the request. Parikshit Maharaj was annoyed by this and threw a dead snake around his neck. The sage’s son happened along at that time and was furious at how the king insulted his father. He cursed Parkishit with death in seven days from a snake bite.
When Shamika Rishi came out of his meditation and found out what had transpired he rebuked his son for cursing an honorable king…
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