Shavasana: Sava – Corpse; Asana – Pose
The asana is pronounced as Shuh-vah-sana
Savasana might look like a nap at the end of your yoga practice. But it’s actually a fully conscious pose aimed at being awake, yet completely relaxed. In Savasana—also known as corpse pose— you lie down on your back and relax your body and mind so you may fully assimilate the benefits of your asana practice.
Steps for Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
- Lying flat on your back, like our sleeping posture Leg should be different
- Keep your hands in your side and face your palms. Take rest.
- Close your eyes and breathe deeply and slowly through the nose.
- Start focusing from your head to your feet. This means that you are deliberately resting each part of the body. Go ahead without special parts of the body.
- Each breathes and breathes (breathing) that your body is completely resting. Let’s run away on exhaling your stress, stress, depression and anxiety.
- People with good concentrations can practice for a long time and others can practice for 3-5 minutes.
Health Benefits of Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
- Shavasana relaxes your whole body.
- Releases stress, fatigue, depression and tension.
- Improves concentration.
- Cures insomnia.
- Relaxes your muscles.
- Calms the mind and improves mental health.
- Excellent asana for stimulating blood circulation.
- Beneficial for those suffering from neurological problem, asthma, constipation, diabetes, indigestion.
- This posture brings a deep, meditative state of rest, which may help in the repair of tissues and cells, and in releasing stress. It also gives time for the yoga workout to sink in at a deeper level.
- This posture leaves you in a state of rejuvenation. It is the perfect way to end a yoga session, particularly if it has been a fast-paced one.
- It helps reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.
- This is an excellent way to ground the body and reduce the Vata dosha(imbalance of the air element) in the body.