Sanskrit Name: Savasana (shah-VAHS-anna)
Sava = Corpse
Asana = Pose
Benefits: Savasana has endless benefits. It calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression, while relaxing the body and reducing headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. It also helps lower blood pressure.
Contradictions: No matter your injury, you can find a way to practice Savasana. If you have a back injury, do this pose with your knees bent and your feet on the floor, hip-distance apart and option to support your bent knees on a bolster. If you are pregnant, raise your head and chest on a bolster and practice this pose on your side.
Know Your Asana: Savasana is considered the easiest, yet hardest pose to practice. Stilling the mind is seemingly impossible, yet important for humans.