Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga: Dead Body Pose

Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga: Dead Body Pose


Linda Black. We’re doing the floor work. We
just finished the left side if you joined us from the previous clip. We’re going to
move now into Shavasana, which is the most important, one of the most important poses
in yoga. It’s the culmination of the classwork that you’ve done. Kind of makes a blueprint
on the body. So we’ll start just in a very comfortable lying down position, and bring
the arms out to the side. If you’ve got an eye bag, or something comfortable to place
over the eyes to shield it from the light, you could put that on right now. Then bring
the arms back down to your side; palms rotated upward in a receptivity mudra. I’m just going
to help him get into a more relaxed position by pressing down on the shoulders very gently,
okay. See how the arms come away from the torso? That’s completely relaxed, so you’re
letting the outer arm fall away from the torso, and open in a natural turned up position,
yeah. The feet do the same thing. As the thighs relax, the weight is more heavily on the outside
of the thigh here, so it recreates a natural falling open of the feet. This is a complete
relaxation. Shavasana translated means dead body pose, so you should look like you’re
quite asleep and rested. Let the breath become less audible as you become more and more relaxed.
Stay here for about five minutes.