CORPSE POSE (Savasana)
Generally practiced at the end of a yoga session, Corpse Pose - lying flat on your back while resting your arms and legs - is known for its ability to relax both body and mind.
External distractions are ultimately lessened in Corpse Pose, and you’re able to find clarity away from the noise of everyday life.
In Savasana, muscular and skeletal tension is consciously relaxed and you are able to reap the benefits of your entire yoga practice.
Practice also increases;
- Body awareness
- Your ability to notice your thoughts
Corpse Pose leaves you in a state of rejuvenation, which is the perfect way to end a yoga session. (Especially if it has been a fast-paced one!)
A side note - once you start to relax in the Corpse Pose, your body temperature may cool down slightly, so keeping an extra layer of clothing or blanket to hand is advisable!
As long as you are comfortable, the asana can be held for several minutes at a time. Enjoy the serenity, let go of the day’s worries and focus on the body and breath.