The corpse pose, referred to as the Savasana in the Sanskrit language, is one of the best-known poses in yoga. Yes, it has a weird English name but its benefits are amazing. For example, it relaxes your muscles. It also improves your blood circulation and your breathing. Moreover, the corpse pose helps you to reduce your stress levels.
The corpse pose is not physically challenging for a yoga pose. Anyone can do it, including amateurs. This makes it a favorite among people who are new at yoga. Normally, people perform this pose after a yoga session to cool down and rest, or as a way of inducing sleep. You will find it fun, interesting and very relaxing. Here are the steps that you should take while trying to do a corpse pose properly.
1) Find a Spot
This is the first step when it comes to any pose in yoga. You need to find a place that has little or no distractions at all. In so doing, you will prevent possible interruptions that would force you to start over constantly.
2) Lie On Your Back
Slightly spread your feet apart as you lie on your back. Do not bend your legs at the knees. You should lace your arms along your side with your fingers curling and your palms facing up. Close your eyes.
3) Tense Your Body Muscles
You should breathe in deeply and then tense your body muscles. This includes clenching your jaw, flexing your legs and arms, curling your toes, tightening your abdomen, tensing your ears, wrinkling your forehead, clenching your fists, and blowing air into your cheeks. Hold this position for a few seconds.
4) Relax Your Body
Relax your body muscles at once while exhaling. You will feel the tension in your body drift away slowly as your body assumes a relaxed state. Do not rush to do anything else. Hold this position for a few seconds to let your body relax as much as it can.
5) Start Wrapping up the Pose
Wiggle your toes and fingers while keeping your eyes closed. Bring your knees to your chest. Wrap your hands around your knees. Squeeze your knees gently.
6) Finish the Pose
Let go of your knees as you roll over to the side but keep your knees against your chest. Slowly use your right elbow to move to an upright position.