Shavaasaana also known as Savasana or Corpse pose is the most common posture among all yoga position you will ever came to know yet it is very important.

It derived its name from the Sanskrit word Shava which means Dead body, which also define the state in which this pose is practised. Normally Shavaasaana is performed after all other yoga poses have done but you can also do it before every yoga posture.

How to do savasana step by step

Shavasana procedure and benefits

  • Lie down on your mattress on your back on floor and your head and face toward the roof. 
  • Relax your legs by opening them with no stress on them, open your hands and spread them in a peaceful manner.
  • Keep your eyes close and breathe deeply for inhaling or exhaling. You have to experience your breathe by the movement of your belly and chest. Just focus on how deeply is your breathe is going and leave all the thoughts behind. 
  • You can practise it for 5-10 minutes but if you had done a tough yoga posture just now, then you can do it more than 15 min.
  • After you had done the yoga posture done, then slowly move your legs and hands in normal posture and then came into lotus position.

Benefits of Shavasana

  • After performing many yoga postures, body become stiff and hard due to lactic acid in the muscles. By doing Corpse posture, you can easily decrease the level of lactic acid created during these tough yoga postures.
  • Corpse posture is said to be very helpful in hypertension and insomnia due to its relaxing and meditative procedure. By performing the breathe focus process in this, body will be able to relax down the mind which itself remove these mind generated ailments.
  • Shavasana also regulates respiratory system. When practitioner deeply inhales and exhales the body, it opens the pores of the lungs and let fresh oxygen go into blood and muscles which increases breathing stamina.
  • Study shows that Corpse also increases memory and focus with the reduction of anxiety attack 
  • You can easily perform this yoga posture in your bed before you go to sleep which will slow down anxiety and stress, which will make your sleep longer and you will awake at morning with freshness.
  • Many researches have proven that Corpse posture has reduced the high blood pressure level. Therefore A high blood pressure patient must perform corpse posture on daily basis alongside with other yoga posture.

Why savasana is the hardest pose?

It looks easy yoga pose but practically not, while doing one has to lie down on the back, close eyes and focus on every breath and eliminating stress from both mind and body.