Savasana (Relaxation Pose) How-To Video

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | February 16th, 2009 | 5 Comments
topic: Relationships, Yoga

There are an infinite number of exercises we can do with the breath, but the fundamental one that we yogis all come back to time and time again is to lie down in savasana (relaxation or corpse pose) and observe the breath with as little manipulation as possible. In this video from our online yoga club, Colleen and I walk you through three versions of savasana, with do’s and don’ts plus tips on using a simple prop and adjustments to help completely relax your body and mind.

“Let go, for these five minutes of your day,” says Colleen. “Disperse the tension…. It’s amazing how much tension we hold. Go into every cell of the body with your mind’s eye and just give it the message that it’s OK to relax.”


  1. [...] If you have 20 minutes, add in some core work and a savasana (see this helpful how-to video with tips on using a folded blanket as a prop). The core work will [...]

  2. It is very good and I am benefiting form this relaxation video. Can you some exercises for knee joint

    Dr Anjum Hashmi | June 14th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  3. Excellent video, a very interesting point you make is to ensure the message to ‘relax’ gets through to every part of the body.

    Hamman Rasul | September 16th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  4. You are so right about relaxing into every cell of our bodies. We can so easily dismiss breathing and relaxation as things we do by default – but that doesn’t mean we do them well. Thanks for sharing this.

    Davina - Aura & Chakras | September 21st, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  5. I like the Savasana quite a lot because it’s easy to mantain. My knocked knees keep me from staying in a lotus pose.

    Alex | September 22nd, 2010 | Comment Permalink

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