corpse pose


: a meditative posture typically considered the final resting pose in yoga : savasana
We were meditating in corpse pose and I fell asleep.Nicole L. V. Mullis
While corpse pose may not be physically challenging, many teachers call it the most important pose of class because it allows the mind and body to integrate the benefits of yoga.Kim Nicol

Examples of corpse pose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My session ends with a dangling version of savasana, or corpse pose—my whole body lying flat inside the hammock. Lindsay Geller, Women's Health, 18 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corpse pose was in 1971

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“Corpse pose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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