#PoseGuide : How To Practice Savasana

May 9, 2019

 

Savasana (shah-VAHS-uh-nuh) 

Sanskrit : (Sava) corpse (asana) pose.

"Final Relaxation Pose".

 

 

HOW TO : SAVASANA

 

Lie on your back with your legs out straight, keeping them comfortably apart.  Let your toes, feet and knees relax completely.  

 

Extend your arms at your sides, a few inches away from your body.  Rest your shoulder blades evenly on the surface underneath you.  Face your palms to the sky.

 

Close your eyes, relax your face.

 

Let your breathing shift to its natural rise and fall.

 

Relax your mind.

 

Ideally practice for 5+ minutes.

 

To exit, roll to either side and stay in fetal position for a few breaths.  Press up and find a comfortable seated position.  Stay for a few breaths, or longer in a seated meditation.

 

 

MODIFY

 

Blocks, blankets and bolsters can be used to elevate your head, particularly during pregnancy.

 

A rolled blanket or a bolster can be placed under knees to relieve lower back pressure.

 

 

Note : Savasana is traditionally practiced at the end of yoga practice, however it can be practiced on its own.

Want to learn the benefits of savasana? 

Read 7 Reasons Why You Should Never Rush Or Skip Savasana.

 

Need music for your savasana practice?  Listen Here.

 

 

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