5 Benefits of Savasana
Read about why Savasana is good for you, listed below are 5 benefits of Savasana. Did you know 15 August is World Relaxation Day? Though to be honest, Savasana is an all-around, everyday practice. Come rain, hail, or shine, we say practice Savasana every day. Practicing Savasana helps to reduce stress, eases physical and mental tension.
Savasana is known as the Corpse Pose
You will know when you are totally relaxed, the body is immovable. You might think Savasana is simply resting after physical yoga practice. After all the bending, stretching, and twisting of the body into various shapes, people can think this is the easy part. This is a common misconception that Savasana is super easy! Savasana is a full mind-body practice and requires preparation and guidance.
Relaxation is hard for the busy mind
In reality, it’s one of the most difficult asanas (postures). Contrary to popular belief we aren’t drifting off, we are ‘being’, being aware of the moment-to-moment experience. You become mindful and present while experiencing relaxation. Being aware as you relax can help you release long-held tensions held in your body and mind.
We believe that a good Savasana is a necessary skill for all yoga practitioners and teachers. This is why as part of our yoga teacher training programme, trainees are taught the practice and benefits of Savasana.
Savasana isn’t a breathing exercise
In Savasana, we let go of any particular breathing techniques. And simply allow the breath to move through its natural rhythm of inhalation and exhalation. When the breath is allowed to move naturally, the mind settles. When the breath is free, the mind is free.
5 Benefits of Savasana:
By resting in Savasana, it’s a signal to the body to begin the process of letting go.
- Allows the mind and body to connect which reduces stress and muscular tension.
- Stimulates the digestive system and boosts the immune system.
- As thoughts arise, it becomes possible to let them drift past without becoming attached.
- Helps to restore the body’s natural temperature, stabilise the nervous system, and bring the breath rate to its natural rhythm.
- It helps you fall asleep quicker and improves the quality of sleep if practiced before bedtime.
Back injury and discomfort: Do this pose with your knees bent and your feet on the floor, hip-distance apart; either bind the thighs parallel to each other with a strap (taking care not to position the heels too close to the buttocks) or support the bent knees on a bolster. Pregnancy: Raise your head and chest on a bolster, and lay on the left side and not on the back.