Corpse Pose

Savasana

Corpse Pose

What is Corpse Pose?

Corpse pose, or savasana, is yoga's universal resting pose. In this posture, the body lies supine with the legs and arms wide. It is used to facilitate rest at the end of all yoga practices.

Instructions

  1. Lie on your back.
  2. Bring your feet wide and your hands a few inches away from your body, palms facing up and fingers relaxed.
  3. Close your eyes and relax your whole body.
  4. Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Pregnant yoginis must use a blanket or other yoga prop to elevate the back

Benefits of Corpse Pose

  • Relaxes body and mind
  • Releases lactic acid buildup
  • Recharges the body's energy
  • Allows mind to go inward

Corpse Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Savasana
Pronunciation
shah-VAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Beginner
Yoga Type
Drishti
Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
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