Benefits of Savasana (corpse pose) and how to do it?


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Savasana (corpse pose), in which sava means “corpse” and asana means “posture”.

It looks like the easiest pose in the whole yoga practice, but when doing its one the hardest pose. But the benefits of  Savasana are more than any other asana (posture). That’s why it is recommended that you should do savasana after every 30 minutes of yoga practice, if not, than once after finishing the yoga class or practice.

But what are the benefits of savasana and how to do it? To know see the infographic below.

benefits of savasana and how to do it?

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9 Comments

  • Jeffrey Briar
    March 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Resting benefits the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Whenever we are in active mode (even healthy activity) the Immune System waits. We must be in “non-Doing” mode for the Immune System to recharge itself. Most often this occurs when we sleep at night, or take a nap during the day. Savasana lets us have a Conscious Rest; Immune factors go up (so long as the mind is relaxed and we are not worrying and stressing from within). It is especially wise to include a Guided Relaxation (some version of Yoga Nidra) while the body is in Savasana Asana, so the student remains Awake/Conscious but is not letting the thoughts wander . If thoughts get stressful, the person goes back into “Do” mode (take an action, think about it, worry about it, decide about it…) and again, Immune System goes back to waiting. Peace – Shanti – Om.

    • Rohit Tiwari
      March 18, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Jeffrey Briar for sharing this great benefit of relaxation!
      Hari Om.

    • Cristina
      March 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Oh yes!… it’s the most dificult pose! is very easy for the mind to go where… who knows where… mind goes to the past, to the future like a crazy monkey… don’t sleep, and keep with your body sensations and your breathe, be present. Savasana, love it!!

      • Rohit Tiwari
        March 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

        Yes, I agree with you Cristina. It’s very difficult to control the mind at the time of savasana. 🙂

  • lekhana
    June 10, 2015 at 6:13 am

    thanks a lot.but it is difficult pose. It helps to reduce muscular tension.after doing this pose i improved my memory.

    • Rohit Tiwari
      June 15, 2015 at 6:08 am

      Hi Lekhana,
      Thank you for letting us know the benefit that you gained through practicing yoga. Hope to hear more from you soon.

  • yogictyro
    May 29, 2016 at 11:42 am

    No doubt shavasana is a great relaxation tool but if done in the wrong way,may be a little problematic.Some persons lay flat directly on the hard cemented floor covered with carpet but dont keep a soft mat underneath them due to which they feel a pain sensation or more precisely tension on the part ov head which is rested on the floor (although it goes away after some minutes after shavasana) so according to me we should really keep some soft mat underneath us to have a better relaxing experience.
    It is a great experience and you feel lighter than before.

  • yogictyro
    May 29, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Hi Yogics,I have some concerns regarding Shavasana and Ill be enormously grateful if someone replies.
    The queries are;
    Is it okay to go into Shavasana pose any time during the day or there must be some specific time?
    What is the optimum time length to remain in Shavasana pose?
    Is it okay to do shavasana irrespective of food intake?
    Is it advisable to remain in corpse pose for more than one hour in one continuous attempt?
    Is it advisable to do shavasana twicw or thrice a day?
    Can we do meditation just before or just after doing shavasana or there must be some time separation?

    Waiting anxiously for replies?

  • jayuu
    October 24, 2016 at 10:21 am

    can savasana treat acne?

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