The Corpse Pose
Savasana or simply known as the corpse pose. For most yoga students it is their favorite easiest and most awaited asana as it indicates that the practice is about to end and it is consider it as the simplest asana because we just have to lie down on our back.
Some of the benefits of savanna are: it helps relieve mild depression, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue and insomnia. It can also calm the nervous system and promote equanimity in your entire body. Fatigued muscles get to relax, tense shoulders and jaws soften, and the eyes quiet down to reflect a quieter state of mind.
The step by step getting into the pose:
- Lie down on your back
- Place the feet spread slightly apart from each other.
- Put your arms at the side with the palms facing. With fingers curled up naturally.
- Close the eyes and focus on the breathing, repeat the breathing sequence until you feel relaxed.
- Let go of any tension or negative thoughts while in this pose. In a usual yoga class the instructor will do this for about 5 minutes.
Getting out of the pose:
- Begin by wiggling the toes and the fingers
- Extend the arms over head giving the body a stretch
- Bring the knees to the chest and wrap the arms around and squeeze the body tight.
- Roll the bod to the right side and slowly push the body in an upright position using the right elbow.
Some of the contraindications and cautions are back injury or discomfort, pregnancy.
- yoga journal