Select Page

Shavasana Steps & Benefits

Written By Vijay K
Posted On 4 May, 2022

Shavasana, the corpse pose, may look simple but is not easy. Many people may find it difficult to stay in the pose, quiet and motionless, for more than a few minutes.

Normally done between other asanas and at the end of a yoga session.



  • Lie down on your back. Feet slightly apart.
  • Keep your arms by your sides, slightly away from the body, palms facing upwards.
  • Close your eyes and watch your breathing for a few seconds.
  • Scan your body. Begin by taking your attention to your feet.
  • Next take your attention to your legs.
  • Gradually move your attention to your abdomen, then chest, back, arms, shoulders, neck, face, forehead & head.
  • If the mind wanders away, gently bring it back to the present.
  • In any part of the body, if you feel tension or stiffness, hold your attention there for a few seconds. Gently breathe into it and consciously relax that area.
  • Stay in this pose for 5-10 minutes. Relax and keep breathing gently and slowly.
  • Slowly roll to your left side and make a pillow of your left arm. Taking support of your right arm, slowly rise and sit in a comfortable position.


Shavasana helps reduce blood pressure, slows down the heart rate, and helps you feel peaceful. Your entire body is able to relax and you feel recharged and refreshed. Your mind returns to the present and you feel calm and serene.

Shavasana helps destress, reduces anxiety, and brings deep rest to your body and mind.

You may also like

Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar

12 Steps for Surya Namaskar Surya Namaskar is a basic yoga practice and is a sequence of 12 yoga poses. It stretches and energises your entire body in a very short time. 1. Pranamasana - Prayer pose   Surya Namaskar - Prayer Pose First pose in sequence. Stand...

BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator

BMI is a simple calculation using your height and weight. It is calculated as BMI= your weight (Kg) / square of height (metres). It is generally used to indicate whether a person has a healthy body weight for their height. BMI applies to...

Ideal Weight

Ideal Weight

What should be my Weight Most people at some point of time think of losing weight. Ideal body weight is not exact science. It is only a reference and may help you make healthy life choices like regular exercise and choosing healthy foods....