Corpse Pose

The corpse pose is also known as Savasana in Sanskrit. It is a post of complete relaxation that distresses your body. It must be practiced in each and every yoga session.

How To Perform The Pose

  1. Step 1 – While performing the corpse pose, you need to remain in a neutral posture. Be seated on the ground and bend your knees, keeping your feet on the ground and lean toward the back. Slightly lift your pelvis off the ground and, using one hand, push the back of your pelvis toward your tailbone. Finally, push your pelvis to the ground. While inhaling and pushing through your heels, gradually extend your right leg, followed by the left. While softening your groin muscles, release both your legs and make sure that your legs are angled in an even manner relative to your torso’s middle line as well as your feet are equally turned outward. Finally, soften the lower part of your back and make the front of your pelvis narrow.
  2. Step 2 – With the help of your hands, lift up your skull’s base from the back of your neck and release it toward your tailbone. If you face any issues while performing the pose, support the back of your head and the neck on a neatly folded blanket. Try to broaden the skull base and the crease of your neck diagonally into the center of your head. Make sure that your ears remain equidistant from the shoulders.
  3. Step 3 – Keep your arms perpendicular to the ground. While rocking from one side to another, make the ribs broad as well as keep your shoulder blades and spine away. Now, release your arms to the ground. Turn your arms outward and keep them stretched away from the spacious center of the shoulder blades. Rest the back of your hand on the ground close to the knuckles of your index finger. Rest your shoulder blades evenly on the ground. 
  4. Step 4 – Try to soften all the various sense organs. Soften your nose wings, the tongue’s root as well as the skin of your forehead. Sink your eyes to the back of your head, followed by turning them downwards to look at your heart. Release the brain to the back of your head.
  5. Step 5 – Practice the pose for around five minutes. In order to exit, while exhaling roll on one side, the suggested side being right. Take a couple of breaths. While again exhaling, press the ground by your hands and lift the torso. Gradually drag your head against the ground and lift the torso. Make sure that the head comes at the end.


  • Calms your body
  • Helps in lowering your blood pressure
  • Reduces insomnia and headaches as well as fatigue 
  • Calms down your mind and works as a stress buster
  • Helps cure mild depression

Mistakes And Contradictions

During pregnancy, raise your head and chest high on a bolster while performing this pose.

How To Perform The Pose Perfectly

In order to perform this pose with perfection, follow the steps, and take the help of a professional yoga expert. Wear loose-fitting clothes to ensure you remain comfortable.