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There’s two types of yogis: Those who live for savasana, and those who dread it.  

If you fall into the latter category, we completely get it. The act of lying still in savasana is incredibly vulnerable. You may feel you don’t have a lot of control (heck, it’s known as ‘corpse pose’). And it can be much more challenging to tune out our mental chatter once we’re no longer in motion. 

Plus, it’s just plain hard for most of us to be still and “do nothing.” The truth is, though, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes of your savasana. Leaning into that space, no matter how unnatural it feels at first, makes it that much easier for you to just be and surrender off the mat, too. 

Let’s dig a little deeper to learn about the benefits of our final resting pose.

 

Benefits of Savasana 

How often do you slate wellness in as another “to do” on your list before rushing off to the next thing? We’re all busy people, and while our intentions are in the right place, we’re all guilty of it. 

You deserve to savor the experience of savasana, which is a crucial chance for your body to integrate and process the effects of your practice. Taking the time to absorb these benefits allows the real yoga magic to fully unfold. It’s an opportunity to truly drop your guard and rest with yourself without judgment. Giving yourself permission to be still in this fast-paced world is an act of self-love.

Though it depends on what style of yoga you’re practicing, it’s likely that a good portion of your routine is stimulating and energizing. In this final resting pose, your nervous system gets the chance to balance. From this space, you get the rare opportunity to tap into a different area of your consciousness, one where a greater sense of awareness and connection lives.

Plus, the more you practice shifting yourself from fight-or-flight mode to rest-and-digest, the more you gain the ability to self-regulate and calm yourself in your daily life, too. If nothing else, you’ll feel at least mildly (if not deeply) relaxed after truly surrendering in savasana…and those around you will feel the shift in your energy, too!

Here are a few additional benefits of savasana: 

  • Recalibrates your central nervous system 
  • Releases muscular tension
  • Quiets your mind
  • Decreases beta brain waves and shifts to slower brain waves
  • Helps improve your sleep
  • Reduces headache and fatigue

 

Enjoy Deep Relaxation at Haven on the Lake

Savasana offers a crucial reset for your mind, body and soul. We’d love to invite you to experience savasana in a safe environment. Haven is home to a variety of yoga classes, all of which encourage balance and relaxation. Check out our class schedule here!

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