Exercise-35: Shavasana (the corpse posture)

  • Lie flat on the floor with arms on the side and in line with the body- palms facing upwards.
  • Move the feet slightly apart to a comfortable position and close the eyes.
  • Relax and do not move any part of the body even if slight discomfort develops.
  • Breathe in a rhythmic and natural manner.
  • Become aware of the inhalation and exhalation.
  • Count the number of respirations- 1 in, 1 out and so on.
  • Continue to count and bring your mind back to counting if it wanders.
  • Relax both mind and body.

Duration-The longer the better in general but a few minutes in between asanas.
Concentration-Concentrate deliberately on your breath and counting.




  • Relaxes the whole psycho-physiological system.
  • Ideal before sleep and before and during asana practice especially after
  • dynamic exercises like surya namaskara.



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