Ayurveda Vata Pacifying Yoga: Corpse Pose | Banyan Botanicals

Savasana (Corpse)

A Vata Pacifying Yoga Pose

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Put socks on and relax into the floor as you lie on your back with legs extended and slightly parted. Arms will rest along side the body with some space between the arm pits and the torso, palms facing up. Wrap your head with a blanket to conceal the ears and cover your body with a blanket. Relax your body, close your eyes and observe your breath. Notice your breath becoming slower and softer. Let your thoughts and worries exit on every exhalation and begin to enjoy the silence and stillness of your mind. Allow yourself to go into a state of pure relaxation while maintaining consciousness.

Vata Focus:

Be heavy and contained in savasana. The internal gaze is inward and down. Experience and enjoy the earths support as you release into the ground. Use blankets to cocoon your body and energy, and to keep you warm.

Benefits:

Complete relaxation. Releases physical and mental tension, improves immunity and allows your body to integrate your yoga practice.