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Savasana | Corpse Pose aka {Sukhasana | No Asana}

Everyone's favorite asana. Rest.


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Photo by Clara T. Mills from one of Liveology's privat events.

This pose traditionally comes as a restorative at the end of a yoga practice. Lay here for a few minutes to rest, reset the nervous system, and allow the effects of the practice to sink in fully. A yoga practice without rest is considered incomplete.


In Ashtanga yoga, it is customary to turn around and face in the opposite direction from yoga practice. Even though this pose is commonly called Savasana in Western culture, Pattabhi Jois was clear that this pose is not Savasana because it is the act of no asana. Sharath Jois, the current paramguru of Ashtanga yoga, calls this pose Sukhasana.



How to:

  • Lay on your back with the arms by the sides and the palms up.


 

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