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Savasana

Here's the moment you've been waiting for! Nearly every yoga class ends with Savasana (or Corpse Pose), which is basically an extended meditative nap. When you hear the teacher call out Savasana in class, you know that the active portion of the practice is behind you.

  • After Bridge Pose, lie on your back, and close your eyes. In order to relax and open your body fully, extend your arms a few inches away from the body, with your palms facing up.
  • Bring about 15 to 20 inches between your feet, allowing your feet to fall open with your toes pointing out. Actively shrug your shoulders and shoulder blades down toward your hips. Lengthen through your spine as much as possible, and try to press the small of your back into the floor.
  • After you've found a comfortable position, enjoy the stillness for five to 10 minutes.

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