3 Savasana Variations to Explore in Your Practice

Updated: Jul 11

By Allison Ray Jeraci

Photo by Andrea Killam

Yoga International



The vast majority of yoga classes conclude with savasana,or corpse pose (i.e., “final relaxation”), in which one lies on the floor with legs extended and arms resting comfortably at the sides, palms facing up. The fact that savasana is nearly universal in the world of yoga demonstrates how powerful the pose is. Renowned yoga teacher and physical therapist Judith Lasater describes the practice of savasana as a practice that “...teaches us to dis-identify from our thoughts. Learning savasana might be our first experience of learning that we are not our thoughts,” she explains. “We have them, but that is not who we are.”


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