Concluding with Savasana: Choosing & Arranging Poses
It’s universally recommended that asana practice conclude with Savasana (Corpse Pose) in order for students to integrate the benefits of the practice before transitioning to their next activity.
- Savasana is also a restorative posture designed to release attachment to the body and encourage access to one’s higher Self.
- Some teachings note that it takes at least fifteen minutes to fully relax.
- Another common guideline is to design a practice that includes 5 minutes of Savasana for every 30 minutes of asana.