Śhava means corpse, dead body. In this pose one lie down with out any movements like a corpse. Hence the name.
- Lie flat on your back.
- Feet slightly apart, falling side ways freely.
- Hands slightly away from your body.
- Palms facing upwards.
- Fingers relaxed.
- Keep the eyes closed.
- Observe the breath and be aware of the body.
- Maintain this pose for 5-15 min with normal and even breathing.
- It gives complete relaxation to mind and body.