The Corpse Pose (Shava Asana)



Relaxation and relief from hypertension, stress, anxiety, fear psychosis and insomnia.

Description of the Asana

The classic relaxation pose practised before each session, between asanas and in the final relaxation.

  1. Lie on your back and feet spread about 18 inches apart and hands about 6 inches from your sides, palms up.
  2. Ease yourself into the pose, making sure the body is symmetrical.
  3. Let your thighs, knees turn outward.
  4. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.