Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Savasana is probably one of my favorite yoga poses. I think I love it so much because it’s a restorative pose that allows me to simply lay on my back and do nothing but breathe. Really just be in the moment. Savasana is challenging because most people find it hard to lay still with absolutely no movement.
What is Savasana?
Savasana or corpse pose is usually practiced at the end of a yoga class and/or at the beginning of class to calm the body. Savasana is done by laying on your back with your spread comfortably and your arms resting alongside your body with your palms facing up or down.
Benefits of Savasana
Decreases anxiety and panic attacks
Improved memory, focus and concentration
Increases energy and productivity
Helps to lower blood pressure
Calms the mind
Relaxes the body
Savasana is important!!
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and draws energy from the earth. Savasana is a grounding pose that stimulates the root chakra. Your root chakra is related to survival, power, security, courage and resilience, savasana activates the power to heal your root chakra empowering you to face whatever life brings your way.
Savasana is like taking a mini vacation from life laying in this pose allows us to recharge our bodies. It’s the time we need to recharge and recover from day to day activities. For some savasana maybe the only time they can lay still and reap the benefits.