In this pose
the body can fully relax.
It is generally used to begin and conclude a yoga session.
Come to lie down on the back, bring
the arms along the body, but slightly separated from it, and
turn the palms to face upwards. Allow your whole body to
become soft and heavy, letting it relax into the floor. As
the body relaxes, feel the whole body rising and falling
with each breath. Release and relax any areas that you
find, looking for tension, tightness and contracted muscles.
Savasana is a very important pose, that should never be
overlooked. The modern man is not able to really relax, and
this generally causes him a lot of troubles. With Savasana
(if correctly performed) the body can fully relax, and this
is excellent for whole being.
If you are suffering from any health condition, it is advisable not to perform these postures unless under the supervision of an experienced yoga instructor.