Savasana, also sometimes known as Final Relaxation Pose or Corpse pose, usually the final pose of deep restoration in most yoga classes. Savasana is derived from two words in Sanskrit, Sava which mean corpse and asana which means pose. The terms together imply a death of release that goes beyond simple relaxation and a place you can completely let go. Although it seems like an easy pose to just lie down it can be very tough to excel in and get the desired effect. Even the greatest yogi gurus believe that it is one of the most difficult poses in Yoga. The ability to lie completely still with full awareness and detachment from the present moment requires much practice and patience. Savasana requires a conscious decision to release mental distractions and surrender fully into the present.
Savasana is considered an important yoga tradition because it allows and gives the body time to process the benefits from asanas (poses) and pranayamas (breathing exercises). It’s been known to renew the body, mind, and spirit. By being aware during the savasana, the mental distractions reduce and deepen your awareness inwards to the higher state of consciousness. The deeper you go the more ability you have to release the samskaras (patterns of tangled knots), emotions, and ideas that live in your subconscious which guide your life, freeing you to be complete in your true essence.
Savasana has been known to relieve mild depression, headache, and fatigue. It promotes composure and calms the nervous system. It relaxes tense muscles, leading to a quieter state of mind. Every time you try Savasana be sure to have a strong intention of decluttering the mind from chatter.