How to do Savasana (The Corpse Pose): Steps & Health Benefits

Health benefits of Savasana include Increasing Focus, Improves Blood Circulation, Strengthen The Back and Abdominal Muscles, Improve Concentration and Mind power

Updated: June 1, 2018


Savasana is one of the easiest and most important asana in yoga with lots of health benefits. It is also known as The Corpse Pose. The name Savasana actually comes from Sanskrit words, it is a combination of two words, where Sava means dead body and Asana mean Pose. So combine all the words, it's also pronounced as The Dead Body Pose or The Corpse Pose or Deep Relaxation Pose. 

Savasana has lots of health benefits; among that some of the health benefits of Savasana include Increasing Focus, Improves Blood Circulation, Strengthen The Back and Abdominal Muscles, Improve Concentration and Mind power, Improves Kidneys and Liver Function, Improves concentration, reduce stress and anxiety. 

Before we go to do this asana, we should know where to do savasana and what time is good to do savasana. It is recommended to do savasana in an open place where oxygen flow is more and the place should be free from noise because in noisy place it is very difficult to focus and concentrate. 

How to do Savasana (The Corpse Pose):

  • To start this asana get onto the yoga mat and stand straight.
  • Now lie down on your back. Keep your both legs apart from each other at least 1 foot and your head should be in relax position.
  • Now place both the hand at a little distance from your thigh and keep in mind that your palm should open and facing towards the roof. 
  • Now slowly close your eyes and relax. Slowly take a deep breath. As you take breathe in and breathe out try to visualize your each and every part of the body. 
  • Keep in this position and gently breathe in and breathe out.
  • For beginners, try to be in this position for 5 to 6 breathe.
  • To release from this position, slowly come to the starting position and then keep your leg straight and take a deep breath and relax.
  • Initially, when you start this yoga asana, you feel this asana is very easy to perform, but Savasana is little difficult because your mind has to be completely black means without any thoughts while doing this asana. However, as you practice this asana you can keep in this position for more than 30 minutes.  

Health Benefits of Savasana (The Corpse Pose):


Savasana Helps to Remove Stress and Anxiety:

Different studies has been proven that regular practice of this Savasana on a regular basis can improve blood circulation to the brain and helps to reduce the stress and anxiety, because while doing this asana our head is going against the gravity toward, down, which helps to improve the blood flow to the brain, this ensure brain get sufficient amount of oxygen and other vital nutrients, this is very beneficial in relieving the stress and anxiety.

Savasana Increases the Focus of Mind and Concentration:

Regular practice of Savasana helps to improve the focus of mind and concentration because while doing Savasana, it will help to promote the blood flow to the brain and volumes is more. Due to increase in blood flow to the brain, it gets more oxygen and vital nutrients, thus your brain gets more focused and function properly. So this asana is highly recommended to the student, if they practice Savasana on a regular basis, it can improve their concentration towards studies and they will focus more towards their carrier.

Savasana Helps to Reduce Back Pain:

Different studies have been proven that, regular practice of Savasana can very helpful for those who are suffering from any perennial back pain, because while practicing this relax the spine and its also stretch the spine, that helps to keep our spine straight and also helps to prevent back pain.

Savasana Improves Blood Circulation: 

When we are doing Savasana it helps to open the chest muscles that helps improve the blood circulation, thus reduce the strain from the blood vessels and also prevent the formation of fat and cholesterol in our body.

Savasana Improves Cardiovascular Health:

Different studies have been proven that  regular practice of Savasana is very beneficial to improve the cardiovascular health and it also help in preventing various types of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack, heart stroke, high cholesterol, etc., because while doing this asana our whole body is laying down on the floor which helps to reduce pressure from our cardiovascular system and blood flow is easy and more, thus reduce the strain from the blood vessels and also prevent the formation of fat and cholesterol in our body, which is the main cause of various types of cardiovascular diseases.

Savasana Stimulates the Thyroid and Pituitary Glands:

Different studies have been proven that regular practice of Savasana on a regular basis can improve the thyroid and pituitary gland health, because it creates a lot of pressure on the thyroid gland in the neck region, due to this our body promotes the secretion of thyroxin hormone, which is very beneficial for hypo and hyperthyroidism.

Savasana Provides Relief from Headache:

Different studies have been proven that those who are suffering from headache, it they practice savasana for 10 to 15 minutes, it can help to reduce the headache. Savasana is also recommended for the players after having practiced to cool down the body. 

Health benefits of Savasana


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