corpse pose

noun

Definition of corpse pose

yoga
: 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

First Known Use of corpse pose

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Corpse pose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corpse%20pose. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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