Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Yoga Positions for Beginners - corpse pose

Corpse Pose (Savasana) is one of the most important in yoga. It is often done at the very beginning of a routine to help rest and prepare the body and mind, and is always used at the end, normally for between 5 and 15 minutes.

Your whole body relaxes, the respiratory and circulatory systems balance, and the body assimilates the benefits of the preceding yoga practice. It helps deepen consciousness and withdraw body-identification, allowing you to experience profound, restful awareness.

Corpse Pose (Savasana) – How To

1 Lie on your back with your spine in a straight line, and your legs, arms and head resting on the floor.

2 With your feet apart allow your ankles to rest and the feet to fall away from each other.

3 Allow your arms to rest comfortably a little away from your side with the palms facing up.

4 Close your eyes, breathe regularly and completely relax, staying conscious and allowing your awareness to deepen.

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