try not to move your body at all during the practice of shavasana. There is a very good reason for this: even the slightest movement will bring certain muscles into play. As such you are immediately creating muscular contraction. the very thing we are trying to eliminate.
Some people may find it uncomfortable to lie on the floor with only a pillow under their head. In this case pillows may also be placed under the knees, to take up the gap between the floor and the back of the knees, and under the small of the back in the region ofthe waist. The support of these extra cushions will help you to attain more relaxation. Don't lie on a soft bed or mattress as this will not allow you to distinguish whether you are relaxing the muscles or not. If the atmosphere is cold or if there are any small insects in the air, cover yourself with a large sheet or blanket. But the covering should not be too heavy.
A tense mind automatically implies a tense body. From this combination result the majority of diseases which inflict mankind. Shavasana, by relaxing the mind-body complex, helps to relieve and prevent disease. Its benefits are inestimable. The reader should not believe us when we say how effective this practice is - you should try it and find out for yourself.
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