Savasana or corpse pose Yoga relaxes and rejuvenates the mind.
Savasana is the name used to describe the posture
that is generally performed at the end of a yoga session. The main aim
behind this asana is to provide relaxation to the body after a strenuous
session and help it cool down. Apart from that, the asana is also used,
in general, to help a person relieve stress, pressure and anxiety. It
can even help calm down the mind, to quite an extent. It has been seen
that most of the people drift off to sleep while doing Savasana and fail
to attain the 'conscious' part of the posture.
- First of all, you need to sit in the Dandasana. Sit flat on the
ground, with your back straight and your legs stretched out in the
- Bend you knees lightly and then gradually lean back onto your
elbows, in the process lying down evenly along your spine.
- When your back is parallel to the floor, straighten out the legs
as well. Moving one of the legs at a time, carefully place them on
the floor. Try to place your legs the center of the back of the
thighs and calves.
- Start to relax slowly, first letting your feet fall out to the
sides and then, turning your arms outwards. Rest the arms, on your
sides, in such a way that the palms face up.
- Stretch the back of your neck and try to rest your head on the
center of the back of the scull.
- Now, draw your shoulders away from your ears and let them fall
back in a comfortable position.
- Close your eyes and take several deep breaths, feeling your body
become relaxed and the tension go away.
- Let go of your body completely and allow your breath to become
soft, regular and quiet.
- Aiming at one of the parts of your body, let it begin to relax
and then move to the other parts.
- At the end of the asana, stop relaxing consciously and let you
body remain in the peaceful mode, for a few minutes.
- While performing the Savasana, you need to concentrate on the
specific body part that you want to relax. Imagine that the muscles
as well as the skin of the part slowly relaxing and the stress
easing away from them.
- When you are doing the asana, if you find yourself getting drowsy
at any point of time, increase the rate and depth of your breathing.
It will help you overcome the state of drowsiness.
- One of the most important benefits of the Savasana is that it
helps refresh as well as rejuvenate the body as well as the mind of
- Savasana is the perfect asana for those who are feeling too much
pressure in their life and need to calm their mind.
- All those who are prone to anxiety will find the asana to be
- After doing the asana, you will not only feel to have gained a
new energy, but also achieve perfect harmony between the mind and
- It has been observed that Savasana helps stimulates blood
circulation and also exercises inner organs.
- The asana is beneficial for people suffering from nervousness,
neurasthenia (a general worn-out feeling), asthma, constipation,
diabetes, indigestion, insomnia and lumbago.
- Practicing Savasana regularly can help a person improve his focus
and concentration power.
- Never ever perform this asana under glaring light.
- Make sure the surface, on which you are lying down, is firm and
- Resist the urge to yawn at any stage of the asana.
- At any point of time while performing the asana, do not keep your
hands under your head or on your chest.
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