Why is Savasana so Important?

by Melissa West on September 21, 2016

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Savasana Important?

why-is-savasana-so-important-in-yogaToday’s question comes to us from Kim via Instagram. Kim wants to know, Why do we do savasana at the end of every yoga class?

Great question Kim, thank you so much for asking.

Savasana or Corpse pose serves two important purposes in my opinion.


savasana is a time for you to receive your yoga practice. It is a time for you to integrate all that has happened to you physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually throughout your yoga practice. During savasana you can rest back and take the time to let it all soak in.


savasana or corpse pose is a spiritual practice in and of itself. It is a mini death. Each time you practice savasana you are practicing letting go. You let go, practice an ending, so that some part of you can be rebirthed. The physical practice of savasana, the stillness and the the process of coming out like an embryo is symbolic of this process.

If you would like to go really deep with the pose savasana then we have a whole 50 min class dedicated to savasana in our membership community:

This savasana will provide you with a long integration to do at the end of any yoga class. We will discuss the benefits of savasana and contraindications especially for pregnancy and back issues. I will give guidelines for savasana for each of the Ayurvedic constitutions, including the length of time vattas, pittas and kapahas should be practicing savasana as well as how they should prop for savasana. We will go over a short connective tissue sequence before savasana so that you are able to lie with more ease. Traditional Chinese Medicine connection to the organ and emotions are given as well as moon phases, Gods and Goddesses, and quotes from related to the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. This class ends with a long archetypal story related to savasana to deepen your connection to the meaning of savasana.

Thank you so much for your question Kim. If you have any other questions or comments, please leave them below.

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Namaste, Melissa



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