Get ClassPass

Savasana

What is Savasana?

Savasana, also known as Corpse Pose, is the final resting pose in a yoga sequence. Typically performed at the end of class, it involves lying flat on your back with heels spread as wide as your yoga mat and arms relaxed at your sides.

You may do Savasana in these types of classes:

How do you do Savasana?

  • Step 1

    Lie on your back and spread your feet as wide as the mat, placing your arms at your sides with palms facing upward. Close your eyes and allow your body to relax. Release any conscious breathing and focus on eliminating tension from your body.

How do you modify Savasana?

  • Savasana for Prenatal

  • Savasana for Weak Knees

  • Savasana for Weak Lower Back

What are the benefits of Savasana?

  • Relaxation

  • Full Body Stretch

  • Flexibility

Expert opinion

In Savasana, we reach within to try and find tranquility.

We take the time to let the heart rate slow down and the breath finds a natural quiet rhythm. In this place of stillness, we can experience the revitalizing benefits of our practice and allow the mind some space.

Zoe Bertali,The Refinery yoga studio in London

Get started with a membership to all the top fitness studios