Savasana {Corpse Pose} Steps And Benefits

“Shava” means a dead body; it is a Sanskrit word. So this Pose is also known as Corpse Pose, a deep relaxation Yoga pose, or Dead body pose. Savasana Pose is considered one of the simplest poses to get into, but it needs more concentration and focus so this pose is not easy to proceed.

This Yoga Pose is known as Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. Shavasana is one of the easiest asanas to get into but the most difficult to practice. It is one of the excellent resting poses. When Shavasana practiced in the right way with full efforts can relax your all the body part with the mind also.Savasana-Corpse-yoga-Pose-Relaxation-Pose Name:- Savasana
Other Names: – Deep relaxation Pose, Corpse Pose or Dead body pose
Pose type: (Lying down on the back)

Steps of Savasana (Corpse Pose)

  • First, lie down straight on your back on the floor. Put or maintain a distance of 1 foot in between your legs. Keep your both hands open, with palms facing upwards, at some distance away from your thighs.
  • Now slowly close your eyes keep your neck erect and relax your whole body.
  • After that slowly – slowly take deep breaths about 5 to 6 times. At this time, visualize each and every part of your body in your mind with resolution and the feeling that each and every organ is in a relaxed and free from all stress.

(Resolution or determination is always the main force behind great objectives and all the works in life)

  • After that, you need to give complete rest to your body. For this, you also have to be determined for relaxing and resting your body. With your closed eyes, and with a determined mind, assume that the thumbs and fingers of your feet are totally light (weightless) and relaxed.
  • After that think about your ankles, and feel their relaxation. Then visualize about your calf muscles and assume that your calf muscles are completely healthy and stress-free, in a state of complete rest. Now feel the calmness in your whole body is getting by the mere feeling of relaxation. (Same as, you start crying by thinking about sadness and sorrows, gets happy with the thinking of funniest moments, in the same way, your body starts felling total calmness or tranquility with the mere thought of relaxation).
  • After focusing on your calf muscles, concentrate on your knees, and feel that they are tension free, stronger, healthy, and completely relaxed. In your mind focus on your thighs and experience that they are totally relaxed and in complete rest.
  • Now within your mind focus on your upper body parts like the back, stomach, and waist. Assuming them with comfort, feel a state of rest, healthy and free from tension.
  • With a calm and relaxed mind focus on your heartbeat and try to listen to the heartbeats. During the listening to the symphony of your heart assume that my heart is perfectly healthy, there are no disorders in my heart, and it is completely free from stress and in the state of rest. (focus on your lungs also with heart)
  • Now it’s time for focusing on your shoulders, experience that they are totally relaxed and free from tension.
  • After that, one by one, visualize your arms, elbows, wrists, fingers, and thumb of both thumbs and feel them be in a state free from stress, and relax.
  • After focusing on your whole body take a rest for 5 to 6 minutes, slowly raise your both hands in the air and rub your both palms about 20 seconds, and put it on your eyes for 10 seconds.
  • Fold your knees, turn to your right side, by your hands press the ground, and come to the normal sitting position.

Benefits of Corpse Pose

  • shavasana is easy to do and the best relaxation process for high blood pressure, heart diseases, stress, insomnia, and depression.
  • Boots the concentration power, and thinking power.
  • Performing this pose after other asanas relieve the tiredness of your body in a very short time.
  • savasana gives complete rest to the mind, body, brain, and soul.
  • Calms all the body parts, mind, and soul also and gives happiness.
  • It cures the weakness of the brain, negative thinking, and tiredness.


This pose is easy to do but it’s difficult because in this pose you have to make your mind totally blanked (without thoughts) and needs more concentration. Once you get into the Pose don’t open your eyes, just concentrate on your each and every body part. Do this Asana in a peaceful place with natural surroundings. Don’t perform this pose in a noisy place coz if you perform this pose in a noisy place then it’s difficult to focus. Do this asana under the supervision of an expert yoga teacher. Please do all the yoga postures and Pranayama with determination and with the feeling of happiness.

Savasana The Corpse Pose FAQs

What is the purpose of corpse pose?

The purpose of the corpse pose is to give relax to your body and mind after yoga sessions. corpse pose is the most important part of a yoga session to release tension from the body and mind. and also helps to increase concentration and awareness of the mind and Reduces headache, fatigue, and insomnia.

Why savasana is the hardest pose?

Savasana The Corpse Pose is considered one of the simplest poses to get into, but the balancing of mind and body makes it Hardest pose, it needs more concentration and focuses on our mind and thoughts. it is a slow and inner process in which we feel each part of our body by our Consciousness.

How long should you stay in Savasana?

You should stay in savasana for at least 10 to 15 minutes. if you can increase the time by 30 minutes and more, it will give you more benefits to the concentration of your mind. You can also Stay in Corpse Pose for five minutes for every 30 minutes of your Yoga practice.

Can we sleep in Savasana?

No, you should not sleep during the practice of any yoga pose. you should be aware to feel every movement of your body. it is good to do savasana before sleep it gives you a deep and healthy sleep.

Can you meditate in corpse pose (Savasana)?

Yes, we can say the corpse pose is a part of Yoga Nidra, which is a method of meditation. the posture of the body is the same in Yoga Nidra and savasana, but in the corpse pose, we do it for relaxation and in Yoga Nidra for Deep meditation.

What is the corpse pose in yoga?

Corpse pose is Relaxation Yoga Pose which we perform to get Relaxation of the body. usually performed at the end of a yoga session It is the usual pose for the practice of yoga Nidra meditation.

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