Many of us either skip this yoga pose or don’t hold it for long enough to reap its benefits.
The pose that concludes every yoga practice is the corpse pose or savasana. Many overlook it as an unimportant pose and we often see yogis tip toe off to the bathrooms to get ready for the day ahead.
But…how can doing nothing be a pose? The corpse pose is a blissful pose that recharges and resets your body for the day ahead. It helps to relax the various muscle groups that you’ve stretched throughout your lesson. Moreover, it helps you get in tune with your body as it is during this time that you can scan your body for any minor discomforts. This attention to your body is very important as it can help prevent future injuries during yoga.
The corpse pose also calms the most important organ- your brain. It puts you in a state of complete relaxation as it brings your yoga practice to an end. But, most of us fail to reap its benefits as we ponder on about our to-do list for the day or even use this time to decide what to have for lunch. It can only be called a good savasana if you’ve let go of all your thoughts. This time is just for you, and your breaths. Now that we think about it, this pose might actually be quite challenging.
The few minutes spent to do the corpse pose is probably the only time in your day where you are told to do nothing! So take advantage of this blissful yoga pose to let your mind and body get a few minutes of peace and quiet. Simply unburden your mind and take deep breaths, supplying your muscles with the oxygen it needs.
How to do the corpse pose:
1. Lie on you back on the yoga mat with your arms next to you, palms facing upwards.
2. Release the tension in your body and face muscles.
3. Inhale deeply through your nostrils.
4. With every exhale, let go of your worries and thoughts.
5. Continue for 5 minutes or more.