‘Shava’ means a corpse or a dead body. Here we have to make all our limbs limp or virtually dead. We will have a look at the different steps that you need to follow while performing Shavasana:
When you try to practice asana then you should make sure that you always get it done from a good yoga expert. You would only be able to get the right form of exercises by performing under strict regulation. If you feel that you have some doubts on how to do the different steps of yoga then you should try to get it cleared so that you do not practice in the wrong way. There are many different types of asanas where you can practice in home. It is best to perform the different asanas in the morning. This would give you the best result for your asanas that you have performed. You should not try to overstress your body because if you do so then you would not be able to get the right effect and this would not bring any good benefits to your body. You can perform Shavasana but for this asana you should know how to do in the right way.
Method of Shavasana:
- To start with first lie on your back using a blanket underneath or a carpet. Keep both the feet apart around one and a half feet and keep both the hands a little away from the side of the body. Let the toes point towards either direction right towards right and left towards left. Head should be straight. For neck problems you can use a light pillow underneath.
- Palms should face upwards and fingers should be little bent as normal. Keep your eyes closed. Take few deep breaths and then relax your body. Now move your right legs up by one foot stretch your legs and relax. Now move your left legs up by one foot stretch your legs and relax. Now move both the hands up by one foot, open your fingers stretch and then relax. Now move your hips up and then relax. Now move both hands both legs up and stretch and relax. Now move your chest up and up and relax. Try to move your shoulder up and then relax. Squeeze your face and relax. Turn your head right and then left and then bring it to center and relax.
- Now bring your consciousness to the toes and start relaxing each toe, than entire feet than ankle calf muscles, thighs and switch over to the next leg. After that bring you consciousness to your lower back than abdomen, stomach than chest than upper back than neck and finally your face. So your entire body is relaxed now. What you did just now is you have sent the Prana or the vital energy (cosmic energy) to various parts of your body and given energy to each and every cell. You made your body more pure and healthy.
Benefits of Shavasana (Corpse Pose).
You would really get lots of good benefits by performing this asana. This energy will help you carry out your work in a more profound way. You will find calmness in your mind and can do your work perfectly.
If you are really looking forward to relax your body to the fullest then you can repeat the steps for 20 – 25 times. You would be able to feel the effect within no time. Shavasana helps a lot in removing fatigue and you can relax your body with perfect ease. It might need some time to get yourself perfect in performing the asana but as you practice you would find it very easy and effective at the same time.
Shavasana helps in reducing the blood pressure from your body. If you are suffering from insomnia then you can try to perform this type of asana regularly and you would find that you have got rid of this problem. You can also get rid of any heart diseases and you would be able to maintain a perfect health throughout your life. So if you are really serious about your health then you should definitely try to do different asanas and that too in regularly.