I have been into yoga off and on for over a decade. In fact, I stumbled across my official transcript from undergrad and realized that I actually took a yoga class for credit (although I really don’t even remember that but always wonder how I learned the yoga poses). Well, recently I have re-ignited my goals of mastering handstands, so I have added yoga back to my fitness routine. I have to admit that one of my favorite yoga poses is Savasana (shah-vah-sah-nah). Savasana translates to “corpse posture” but I like to refer to it as Final Relaxation because I don’t want to think of myself as imitating death…
To do this pose, the entire body is relaxed into the ground, releasing tension in ALL areas of the body.
- Decreases in blood pressure, muscle tension, heart rate, and overall anxiety
- Increases in memory and concentration as well as energy levels
There are also reports that savasana reduces insomnia, headaches, and fatigue.