Savasana comes from the Sanskrit words Shava (शव, Śava) meaning “corpse”, and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning “posture”.
After the exertions of a yoga practice, savasana allows the body a chance to regroup and reset itself. After a balanced practice, the entire body will have been stretched, contracted, twisted and inverted. This means that even the deepest muscles will have the opportunity to let go and shed their regular habits, if only for a few minutes.
Lie down on your mat facing up, hands apart, with some distance of your body, palms facing up and relax your whole body.
It has some incredible benefits:
- it helps you to lower blood pressure and heart rate,
- it helps you to reduce with nervous and muscle tension,
- it helps you to reduce metabolic rate and the consumption of oxygen,
- it reduces headaches and relief from fatigue and insomnia
- it reduces anxiety, and increases your energy levels and in general productivity,
- it helps you with concentration and in memory,
- an it helps you with confidence and focus,
Enjoy your savasana!