How to Meditate: Savasana

Savasana is a very powerful yoga pose which can bring healing to the body and mind. Savasana means corpse pose, but don’t let that put you off! This pose is usually performed at the end of a yoga session and is ideal for total relaxation. 

Performing this meditation can reveal just how stressed and tense you are. It stimulates blood circulation and is beneficial to the internal organs. Savasana also can alleviate fatigue, nervousness, asthma, constipation, diabetes, indigestion, and insomnia. 

  • Allows you to let go and relax 
  • Provides an alternative for sitting meditation 
  • Rejuvenates the body and mind 


Lie on a mat and place a pillow under your knees. You can cover yourself with a blanket if you want to. Relax your arms at your sides with your palms up, and keep your heels slightly apart. Breathe slowly and deeply. Allow a feeling of relaxation to spread through your body. 

Inhale and tense the muscles at your feet. Hold your breath while tensing the muscles. Exhale and relax. Take your time – don’t rush. 

Inhale and tense your knees, calves and feet. Hold and tighten. Exhale and relax. 

Inhale and contract your abdomen, pelvis, thighs, knees, calves and feet. Hold and tighten. Exhale and relax. 

Inhale and tense your neck, shoulders, arms, abdomen, legs and feet. Hold and tense. Exhale and relax. 

Inhale and tighten your tongue, throat, and whole body. Hold and tense. Exhale and relax. 

Allow all your stress and tension to melt away. 

Meditate on the breath for another five minutes before ending the session. Remember to sit up slowly and take your time getting up. Ease gently back into your daily life. 

Explore more practices here: How to Meditate

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