SAVASANA (CORPSE POSE)
This is an asana for relaxation of all muscles, nerves, etc. This asana should be done in the end. It is a closing pose. Mritasana is another name for this pose.
Lie flat on your back on the Mat. Keep the hands on the ground by the sides. Stretch the legs quite straight. Keep the heels close. Let the toes remain separated. Close the eyes. Breathe slowly. Relax all muscles, nerves, organs, etc., begin the process of toe relaxation. Then proceed to the calf-muscles, muscles of the back, chest, arm, forearm and hands, neck, face, etc. See that the abdominal organs, heart, breast, brain are also relaxed. Relax the nerve plexus too.
Savasana combines pose and meditation. There is peace, not only for the body but also for the spirit and the soul. It gives relief, comfort and ease. Relaxation is a very important factor in muscular exercises.
Muscles that are put under a heavy load, require relaxation and tranquility. It is Savasana that promptly and efficiently ensures complete relaxation and perfect ease.