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Shavasana: Here's Why Corpse Pose Is Known As The Hardest Yoga Asana; Know Health Benefits

Shavasana is also known as the corpse pose. Read here to know about the benefits of this yoga pose and why it is considered as the hardest yoga pose.

Shavasana: Heres Why Corpse Pose Is Known As The Hardest Yoga Asana; Know Health Benefits

Shavasana can help your body rest and relax

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Shavasana can help you relax after a yoga session
  2. It is usually performed at the end of a yoga session
  3. This pose is also beneficial to your mental health

Shavasana or the corpse pose is a relaxing asana that is usually performed at the end of the yoga session. This pose promotes relaxation and provides rest to the body. It can offer multiple other health benefits that can promote your overall well-being. To perform these pose you need to lie down straight on your back for some time. This might seem very easy but Shavasana is often considered as the hardest yoga pose. After a yoga session, you are likely to skip this yoga pose. But the numerous benefits it offers to your body are not worth missing.

Shavasana: Know why it is not as simple as it seems and health benefits


How to perform this yoga pose?

  • Lie down on your back
  • Separate your legs in a comfortable position and let your knees and ankles relax
  • Keep your arms alongside your body yet a little separated from your torso and leave your palm facing upward
  • Slowly relax your body and breathe normally

Also read: Yoga For Sound Sleep: Practice These Yoga Poses To Improve Your Sleep Quality

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Shavasana can help you boost mental health
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While performing Shavasana it is important to relax your mind along with your body. It often becomes hard not to think about something when in the posture. Keeping all the distractions away, you need to give all the unnecessary thoughts a break to reap the maximum benefits of this yoga pose. Also, falling asleep is not a choice.

Also read: Diabetes: Practice These Yoga Poses To Regulate Blood Sugar Levels

Benefits of performing corpse pose

Shavasana helps your body relax and brings your body to a meditative state. It is also beneficial to your mental health and may help reduce the signs of anxiety and insomnia. You can also relieve stress with the help you corpse pose.

So, lie down and relax with this Shavasana!


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