The simplest and yet the most difficult of all Yoga postures is the corpse posture (shavasana, from shava and asana, pronounced shah-vah sah-nah), also widely known as the dead posture (mritasana, from mrita and asana). This posture is the simplest because you don't have to use any part of your body at all, and it's the most difficult precisely because you're asked to do nothing whatsoever with your limbs. The corpse posture is an exercise in mind over matter. The only props you need are your body and mind.
If you're high-strung, asana practice helps make the corpse posture more easily accessible.
Here's how you do the corpse posture:
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