The easiest pose in yoga sequence, yet the hardest one. Because you need to relax your body and mind and need to restrain yourself from falling asleep while practising.
Sava-Corpse | Asana-Pose
This asana is pronounced as Shuh-vah-sana, Sanskrit- शवासन. Savasana posture resembles the posture of a dead body called Sava (शव) which means corpse. This asana is practised after an active yoga session or whenever you feel tired during the session. It promotes rest and thus relaxation. Concentration and deeper breaths are what you need in this asana practice. (Featured Image credit: Phoebe/Woodandluxe.com)
Benefits of Corpse Pose
- Improves concentration, memory and releases stress, depression, tension, and fatigue.
- Relaxes your whole-body muscles, calms your mind and improves mental health.
- Reduces blood pressure and relaxes your heart.
- Increases energy level, rejuvenates your body and helps to become aware of your own body.
This pose is safe and can be practiced by anyone unless you doctor has advised not to lie on your back. It’s always advisable for the pregnant women to rest your head and chest on a cushion.
Steps to do a perfect Corpse Pose
- Lie down flat on your back in supine position and gently close your eyes.
- Allow your whole body to be relaxed completely ensuring there will be no disturbance and fully comfortable in the pose.
- Place your legs comfortably apart and ensure to relax completely and your toes are facing side wards.
- Your arms must be placed along your body and slightly apart, keep your palms open and facing upwards.
- On each inhaling and exhaling think that your body is totally relaxed. Let your tension, stress, depression, and anxiety go off on each exhaling. Do not fall asleep during this pose. This is the most important thing to do.
- Stay in this position for about 10 to 15 minutes. When your body feels relaxed and refreshed, raise your hands behind your head. Give it a complete stretch. By rolling to one side, come to Sukhasana pose.
- Take a few deep breaths, chant three Om’s and slowly open your eyes.
Savasana brings awareness of your body and mind. After a complex workout which involves twisting, stretching, inverting of muscles, this pose allows your body to take full rest and release the tension of your body. Always include this pose in your yoga session to give your body peace and rest.
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