Shavasan(Corpse Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

Shavasan Shavasan(Corpse Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

30 Min activity


(Corpse Pose)
Shavasana is a simple yogic breathing exercise. The yogic breath is a complete breath done with full awareness. The abdomen, the chest, and the neck (clavicular region) expand during a relaxed deep breath. As one relaxes more, the abdominal breathing is more prominent. We may have the habit of breathing from the chest and neck region when we are tense. You may observe that when we are relaxed, abdominal breathing takes over. You can observe the breathing pattern in children. They always breathe from their stomach. But we adults often breathe with our chest and neck. The reason behind this is stress. An individual should practice this exercise to get rid of stress, anxiety, and fear. The correct breathing technique is to breathe from our stomach. Our breathing pattern plays an important role in our health. so it is very important to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Shavasan is such a pose that will be very helpful in practicing the yogic posture. The term Shavasana is a Sanskrit word where,Shav means corpse, Asana means body.
Hence, the pose Shavasana is called corpse pose in English. The name was derived from its posture. During this posture, the practitioner poses like a dead body.
This pose can be practiced by anyone. An individual who is new to yoga can also practice these poses. This pose though is very easy but has lots of benefits. This pose has many hidden benefits. It helps in reducing the stomach fire that causes acidity and other such problems. Practicing the pose will help you to relax your body. It is a great pose that can be practiced for reducing blood pressure and enhancing concentration. This pose boosts energy levels and soothes the nervous system.

Step 1: Lay on your back. To practice this Pose you must lay down on the floor with your back straight. your back must touch the floor. Your spine should be straight enough and there must not be any space between the floor and your spine.
Step 2: Stretch your legs, slightly apart from each other. Keep your legs straight and adjust your spine buttocks and legs in a straight line.
Step 3: Your hands should be horizontally straight. and the head should be linear to the body. Do to stretch any part of your body too much. Take a deep breath and relax.
Step 4: Release all the tension and stress from your body and feel relaxed and light.
Step 5: Inhale and exhale with your stomach. Do not force your breathing. Naturally, inhale and exhale from your stomach. Focus on your subconscious mind and try to distress yourself.
Step 6: Stay in the position for at least 5 minutes to 15 minutes.  
Step 7: you can repeat the process if needed.
Precautions: Props and modifications: