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Shavasana ( Corpse pose)

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How to do?
-Lie flat on your back and keep your eyes closed.
– Keep your legs comfortably apart and let your feet and knees relax completely, toes
facing to the sides.
-Place your arms alongside, yet a little spread apart from your body. Leave your palms open, facing upward.
-Taking your attention to different body parts one by one, slowly relax your entire body.
-Begin with bringing your awareness to the right foot, move on to the right knee (as you complete one leg, move your attention on to the other leg), and so on, and slowly move upwards to your head, relaxing each part of the body.
-Keep breathing slowly, gently, deeply and allow your breath to relax you more and more. -The incoming breath energizes the body while the outgoing breath brings relaxation. -Surrender the whole body to the floor and let go. Make sure you don’t fall asleep!
-After some time, about 10-20minutes when you feel fully relaxed, keeping your eyes closed, slowly roll onto your right side. Lie in that position for a minute or so. Then, taking the support of your right hand, gently sit up into a seated pose such as Sukhasana (Easy Pose).
-Keep your eyes closed and take a few deep breaths in and out as you gradually become aware of your environment and the body. When you feel complete, slowly and gently open your eyes.

Benefits :
-This posture brings a deep, meditative state of rest, which may help in the repair of
tissues and cells, and in releasing stress. It also gives time for the yoga workout to sink in
at a deeper level.
-This posture leaves you in a state of rejuvenation. It is the perfect way to end a yoga session, particularly if it has been a fast-paced one.
-It helps reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.
-This is an excellent way to ground the body and reduce the Vata dosha(imbalance of the
air element) in the body.

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