Savasana (Relaxation)

The Lowdown on this Pose
Increases Flexibility Of: – n/a
Strengthens: – n/a
Anatomical Benefits: – helps reduce fatigue
– eases jet lag
– restores healthy blood blood pressure and respiratory function
– stimulates parasympathetic nervous system
–┬ástimulates abdominal organs
– may help improve fertility
– improves immunity and speeds healing when ill
Mental & Emotional Benefits: – helps restore and cultivate inner calm
– reduces stress
Contraindications: – pregnant women should practice in a side-lying position (as shown in video)
– if you have sinus or respiratory issues, practice with the torso elevated on a bolster
Yoga Practices with this Pose
Yoga for Desk Jockeys Classes
Work Hard, Rest Deeply Classes
Lower Body Classes
Middle Body Classes
Upper Body Classes
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