Many people consider Shavasana one of the easiest asanas, but that is not the case. Shavasana means “corpse pose” due to the look of the asana. Even though it may look effortless and non-beneficial, it is the other way around. After doing all your yoga poses, this is one of the most essential poses to complete your yoga practice with. It is the asana that allows you to relax. As you lie down, it makes you aware of your body and how each part plays an important role in your life.
As you meditate, Shavasana relaxes each nerve of your body and improves your respiration, creating areas for energy and vitality. It benefits you mentally as well as physically, which helps in focusing your positive energy for the greater good. Mind and body should not waiver while doing this asana. Full concentration is required for the asana, and your ability to concentrate fully becomes convenient when you need it the most. A motionless mind and body help you reach the level of optimum relaxation. Listening to a soothing voice or chants may help you reach that meditative level.
The respiratory and circulatory systems are cleared and open to a more refreshing life. The overworked muscles can relax when you are in this asana. Every body system relaxes, giving them the breathing space to conserve energy and be more useful later on. It is very beneficial for heart patients as well as those who may be suffering from high blood pressure. Shavasana helps in improving stress levels and may also relieve slight depression. It may also reduce minor problems like fatigue, insomnia, and headache. People with a back injury or other back problems should take extra care.