Savasana is the widely popular “Corpse Pose” in yoga but, for some reason, its purpose has not been picked up by the general population……YET. So what is it? When can you use it? What’s it good for?
Pronounced “Sah-vas-ah-nah” or “Savah-sauna”, it is an “asana” (pose) called also known as Corpse Pose. The position: lie on your back with your legs spread a little over hip distance apart, arms wide out to the sides, palms to the ceiling. Close your eyes, calm your thoughts, and just breathe. Slow steady breathing.
While it sounds relatively simple, Savasana has been dubbed one of the hardest yoga positions to do. Savasana invokes complete body and mind relaxation and a state of total “unwinding” and rejuvenation that is most beneficial after a stressful event.
Savasana can help to relieve anxiety or mild depression and even other lifestyle issues like fatigue or insomnia. Do Savasana after a long work out, any yoga flow, a post run stretch, or even after a long work day before you start your home routine.
TIPS: Can do this for a quick 5-10 minutes and see results or you can drift into meditation if you have the time or intention for the full affects of relaxation. As it is a yoga pose, it’s what YOU make it and what YOU intentionally want from doing it.
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