Every yoga practice is closed with about five minutes of corpse pose or savasana. Savasana is important because it is a restorative pose, allowing your practice to sink in. This is when the benefits of your work set into your body. Although there are a few ways to hold savasana, customarily corpse pose is encouraged.
Many yoga instructors feel the Savasana is the most important part of a yoga class. This relaxing pose let's your body and mind release stress and tension and be replaced with a calming rejuvenation of self-confidence. Like many yoga poses, this one will take some time to master.
At some point you will notice during savasana that your mind and body have embraced a relaxed state for you to process your thoughts with more clarity and awareness.
Although it seems to be the easiest pose you will take during a yoga class, savasana is the most crucial, reaping the most benefits. These benefits include:
· Decrease in heart rate and blood pressure
· Reduction in anxiety
· Increase in energy levels
· Improved concentration and memory
· Increase in focus
Restorative yoga poses are designed to do just that – restore and reset your mind and body so you can more effectively deal with the pressures and busyness of life. For the most part, restorative poses do an excellent job of relieving stress by taking students into a deep state of relaxation and improving their concentration levels at the same time.
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