Shavasana or the corpse pose, practised at the end of a yoga session, makes you mindful of your breathing, lowering stress and hypertension, ensuring enhanced focus and mental wellbeing and keeping depression at bay. Lie down on your back, legs slightly apart, arms around 6 inches away from the body with palms facing upwards. Move your head until you find a comfortable and relaxed position to rest it. Make sure you’re comfortable, as you shouldn’t move once you’re in this posture. Take deep breaths, relax your mind and each body part, but don’t fall asleep! To come out of Shavasana, slowly move your fingers and toes, stretch your body – legs pointing downwards, arms pointing outwards, and torso expanding – while moving your head gently. Turn to any one side and then get into a cross-legged sitting position.
Edited by Ainee Nizami