- History of Savasana-:
When you see a dead body, your mind becomes very sad and its literal meaning is quite ironic. Savasana pose allows the whirlwind of the human mind and disturbing thoughts to come into contact with your consciousness, relaxes the mind and body, and integrates and assimilates the benefits of the previous asanas. Savasana is such a pose that we cannot leave out of our yoga routine because it is a good and important pose for us to have a deeper connection with our vital energies through which we remember our entire yoga experience.
Similarly, Savasana is a yoga posture in which students are taught to focus on their mind, body, and their thoughts so that they can concentrate on work peacefully in their busy lives.
Savasana is a very purposeful relaxation pose, in that it is like setting your body on a table and commanding all flurry of activity to float in a balance. Savasana is mentioned in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in the 15th century, in which it is claimed that in this asana, lying on the back like a dead body, the fatigue caused by the previous asanas is removed. Performing this mudra revives the body, mind, and soul. In this, our breath becomes deep and tension goes away and then we surrender ourselves to this asana.
B.K.S. Iyengar who is the founder of Iyengar Yoga and is considered to be one of the yoga teachers of the world – once upon a time a student approached him and he talked about his daily routine that he does not have time to do yoga or exercise. Tell me some yoga asana that can control my mind, body, and my soul, and at the same time,S I can concentrate on my work. Then Iyengar ji instructed him to do a headstand pose, and shoulder stands Savasana. From this point, you can understand that the importance of Savasana is different.
Some sitting asanas and savasana maintain a balance between the two main forces of relaxation and meditation. Savasana is done on the back and the hands are relaxed by spreading on both sides and the eyes are closed.
The main purpose of Savasana is to revive the mind, body, and soul, in this pose, the breath becomes deeper and the stress of the day goes away. While practicing this asana, the yogi forgets his other thoughts and devotes all his efforts to this posture. Savasana is a great way to reduce stress. We should practice it daily so that we can remove our stress and we can live our stressful life well.
Savasana is said to be the easiest asana to perform but the hardest to master. Whatever gymnastic demands the other asanas may make on your balance, strength, or flexibility, the challenge of maintaining awareness without effort or exertion is perhaps the most revealing exploration of body-mind integration we can engage in.
- Let’s learn how to do Savasana perfectly-:
- First of all, spread the mat on the floor and lie on it comfortably on the back as we lie down to sleep.
- Now close your eyes or if you want to tie your eyes with a cloth, you can tie them.
- You have to take deep breaths in the beginning but later you have to take slow and relaxed breaths so that there is no such activity in your spine or body that creates problems.
- Concentrate on your fine exhalation in which the warmth of the breath is not felt in the nostrils.
- The lower jaw should hang loose and not be depressed, the tongue should not be disturbed and the pupils of the eyes should also be kept inactive.
- Relax your body completely and exhale slowly. If your mind wanders, you can stop after every slow breath without any tension, beginners must also follow this instruction.
- Stay in this pose for at least 10-15 minutes.
- Initially people fall asleep in this posture, but when the nerves gradually become inactive then the person feels rested and refreshed. In good relaxation, a person feels energy flowing from the back of the head to the heels and not the other way around. Those who learn this mudra well, also feel that they have become tall.
- Benefits of Savasana-:
During this pose, you close your eyes and focus on breathing naturally and eliminating tension from the entire body.
- Savasana calms the nervous system as in this pose the spine comes to rest which is close to the ground.
- Practicing Savasana daily is believed to improve insomnia, anxiety, and blood pressure.
- It may help in decreasing the headache because the entire body is close to the ground and focus on your breathing.
- Doing Savasana pose for more than 15 minutes every day conditions the body to release stress and relaxes the body by reducing fatigue.
- Savasana helps to decrease the level of diabetes.
- Precautions to be taken while practicing Savasana-:
- People who are unable to lie on the ground can practice variations of Savasana, which also reduces stress.
- People with severe acidity should not practice the Savasana pose because the stomach and throat are at the same level which caused heartburn.
- Avoid this pose, if you are having injury and pain.
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