- Amanda Botur
Corpse Pose • Savasana
STEP 1 - Begin by lying on your back with your feet spread a little wider than hip width apart and with your arms away from the body, palms turned up. Find a neutral placement of the body so that there is just a slight natural arching in the lower spine and close your eyes.
STEP 2 - Let your legs roll outward and get heavy. Keep your shoulders away from the neck and create lots of space within and around your body. When you have found your neutral and comfortable place in your body begin to breath, finding the natural rhythm of the breath. Get heavy on the earth, feel a sense of relaxation, deep peace and connection.
STEP 3 - Let the outer body and inner body experience a softening, from the skin inwards to the organs. Rest in this pose for five to 30 minutes and to come out of the pose, begin wiggling your toes and fingers, bend your knees, and place your feet on the floor. Roll to one side. Use your hands to come up to a seated position.
Deeply relaxing and calms the brain. Can help to relieve stress and mild depression. Great for headaches, fatigue and insomnia. Lowers blood pressure.
Place a rolled up blanket under the knees or lower legs to take any extension out of the lower spine.