“Sava” means corpse and “asana” means posture or position.
What is Savasana?
It’s that one pose that requires the least amount of effort but is the hardest to endure if you aren’t accustomed to “entering into” a state of stillness.
Welcome to Savasana (also known as Shavasana, Corpse’s Pose, or Mrtasana), a popular modern yoga position (or asana), which is often relegated to the final few minutes of a [hatha] yoga practice. It’s considered the “hardest” pose because it requires one to “quiet their mind” and “go inward”. It requires maintaining a sense of balance between relaxation and meditation. (Source)
This complete stillness in mind and body is the goal of savasana, which for most people makes it both the easiest pose physically, and the most challenging pose mentally and/or emotionally.” (Source)
Like This Meditation?
Want to ensure that every fabric of your being is relaxed? Here’s a guided savasana led by Jaketha / The Divinely Preserved Healer and was her signature script used during her yoga teacher training. Relax, Relate and Enjoy!
P.S. A visual version of this script is available in the paid members-only section of our virtual yoga studio. For other free audio meditations, please visit https://jaketha.com or https://divinelypreservedhealer.com.