How I Do Shavasan or Corpse Pose?


letmesay.in Position of body in Shava asan or Corpse pose
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This pose of yoga is called ‘Shav Asana' of Corpse Pose because the person performing this pose remains in a position pretending ‘dead body’ or corpse. The word ‘shav’, which means corpse, has been taken from Sanskrit language.

It is one of the simplest yoga poses and anyone can do it. But it needs lots of concentration as the performer has to concentrate on each part of the body.



How to do the Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
aA person's feet in Shava asan or Corpse pose
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Step One: Lie flat on your back (without taking any cushion), as shown in the picture 1.

Step Two: Close your eyes and keep your legs comfortably apart. Let your knees and feet in a complete relaxed position, with toes facing to the sides as shown in picture 2.

Step Three: Place your arms alongside your body. Leave your palms comfortably open, facing upward, as shown in picture 3.

Step Four: Take your attention comfortably to different parts of your body one by one; slowly and gradually allowing your entire body to relax.

Step Five: Start with taking your attention to the right foot, then to the right knee and then you’re your attention on to the other leg. Slowly and gradually move your attention to upper parts of your body, allowing each part to relax.
a person's hand in Shava asan or Corpse pose
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Step Six: Keep breathing in and out gently and deeply. Let your body to relax more and more with each and every breath. Inhaling will energize your body, while exhaling will bring relaxation. Make sure that you are not in a hurry or urgency. You must ensure that you attention should not be distracted by anything else. You may feel sleepy in this position, but ensure you do not fall asleep.

Step Seven: After remaining in the position described in step 6 for 5-10 minutes, slowly roll onto your right side. Taking the support of your right hand, gently sit up, bringing your body in Easy Pose or Sukhasana.

Step Eight: Keeping your eyes closed; take some deep breaths in and out. When you feel your are totally relaxed, slowly and gently open your eyes. Let yourself become gradually aware of you’re your body as well as the surrounding.

Various positions of body parts in Shavasan or Corpse pose has been shown in the accompanying images/photographs.Though it is very simple, it offers a number of health benefits, such as improvement in concentration, calming mind, curing insomnia, releasing stress and fatigue. It also helps cure depression. Let's have a quick look at some of the main benefits of corpse pose.

  1. Corpse Pose posture brings a deep as well as meditative state of rest that helps a lot in the repair of tissues and cells, which in turn releases stress. It also gives the person time for the yoga workout to sger submerged to a deeper level.
  2. This pose of yoga takes the person to a state of rejuvenation. It is the best way to end a yoga session, chiefly if it has been a fast-paced yoga session.
  3. This pose helps a lot in reducing blood pressure, anxiety as well as a number of health conditions, such as depression and insomnia, which affects millions of people around the globe.
  4. It is way to trim down the imbalance of the air element (Vata dosha) in the body.






2/24/2016
How I Do Shavasan or Corpse Pose?

letmesay.in Position of body in Shava asan or Corpse pose
Pic.1
This pose of yoga is called ‘Shav Asana' of Corpse Pose because the person performing this pose remains in a position pretending ‘dead body’ or corpse. The word ‘shav’, which means corpse, has been taken from Sanskrit language.

It is one of the simplest yoga poses and anyone can do it. But it needs lots of concentration as the performer has to concentrate on each part of the body.



How to do the Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
aA person's feet in Shava asan or Corpse pose
Pic.2

Step One: Lie flat on your back (without taking any cushion), as shown in the picture 1.

Step Two: Close your eyes and keep your legs comfortably apart. Let your knees and feet in a complete relaxed position, with toes facing to the sides as shown in picture 2.

Step Three: Place your arms alongside your body. Leave your palms comfortably open, facing upward, as shown in picture 3.

Step Four: Take your attention comfortably to different parts of your body one by one; slowly and gradually allowing your entire body to relax.

Step Five: Start with taking your attention to the right foot, then to the right knee and then you’re your attention on to the other leg. Slowly and gradually move your attention to upper parts of your body, allowing each part to relax.
a person's hand in Shava asan or Corpse pose
Pic.3


Step Six: Keep breathing in and out gently and deeply. Let your body to relax more and more with each and every breath. Inhaling will energize your body, while exhaling will bring relaxation. Make sure that you are not in a hurry or urgency. You must ensure that you attention should not be distracted by anything else. You may feel sleepy in this position, but ensure you do not fall asleep.

Step Seven: After remaining in the position described in step 6 for 5-10 minutes, slowly roll onto your right side. Taking the support of your right hand, gently sit up, bringing your body in Easy Pose or Sukhasana.

Step Eight: Keeping your eyes closed; take some deep breaths in and out. When you feel your are totally relaxed, slowly and gently open your eyes. Let yourself become gradually aware of you’re your body as well as the surrounding.

Various positions of body parts in Shavasan or Corpse pose has been shown in the accompanying images/photographs.Though it is very simple, it offers a number of health benefits, such as improvement in concentration, calming mind, curing insomnia, releasing stress and fatigue. It also helps cure depression. Let's have a quick look at some of the main benefits of corpse pose.

  1. Corpse Pose posture brings a deep as well as meditative state of rest that helps a lot in the repair of tissues and cells, which in turn releases stress. It also gives the person time for the yoga workout to sger submerged to a deeper level.
  2. This pose of yoga takes the person to a state of rejuvenation. It is the best way to end a yoga session, chiefly if it has been a fast-paced yoga session.
  3. This pose helps a lot in reducing blood pressure, anxiety as well as a number of health conditions, such as depression and insomnia, which affects millions of people around the globe.
  4. It is way to trim down the imbalance of the air element (Vata dosha) in the body.