Advertisement

What is the purpose of lying still at the end of yoga class?

This is Corpse Pose, or Savasana in Sanskrit, and its purpose is to conclude the yoga practice with appropriate time for the body to absorb the movements from class. It is a place for total relaxation and release of physical and mental states giving way to a complete surrender. This surrender exists between sleep and effort and gives way to free spaciousness without thought, movement, or distractions. It has been said that Savasana is the art of practicing death.

Continue Learning about Yoga

Yoga for Weight Loss
Yoga for Weight Loss
There are many great reasons to practice yoga. But will it help you lose weight? The answer is: It depends. Here’s the scoop. Yoga burns calories Yog...
Read More
How can I prepare for a yoga class?
HealthyWomenHealthyWomen
A yoga class requires little advance preparation. For the vast majority of people, yoga is an ideal ...
More Answers
7 Best Yoga Poses for Stress Relief
7 Best Yoga Poses for Stress Relief7 Best Yoga Poses for Stress Relief7 Best Yoga Poses for Stress Relief7 Best Yoga Poses for Stress Relief
Relax and breathe easier with these calming yoga postures.
Start Slideshow
Which Type of Yoga Is Best for You?
Which Type of Yoga Is Best for You?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.