Shavasana is not a part of Kriya Yoga. However it helps you to relax and recharge your body so that you can commence other activities. After your kriya practice is over lie down in Shavasana for at least 10 minutes. This will remove tiredness of body and mind and will help you to quickly bring your awareness to back to normal.  



  • Lie down on your back
  • Keep your feet bit away from each other
  • Place your hands by the side of your trunk with palms facing upwards
  • Make your breathing rhythmic
  • When you breath in abdominal wall moves up
  • When you breath out it goes down
  • As you inhale, mentally chant ‘Sooo…’
  • When you exhale, mentally chant ‘Hammm’
  • Keep on doing this until all thoughts are removed
  • Now slowly move your awareness to Mooladhara chakra
  • Visualize a bright red lotus there
  • Feel that the Mooladhara region is totally relaxed and rejuvenated
  • Now one by one move your awareness at each chakra from Mooladhara to Ajna spending equal time at each chakra
  • By the time you reach Ajna you should be feeling very relaxed and calm
  • Maintain this feeling as long as you can Slowly get up and end your practice

Bipin Joshi is an independent software consultant, trainer, author, yoga mentor, and meditation teacher with over 24 years of experience in classical form of Yoga. He is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than twelve books on .NET technologies. He has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. He has also written a few Marathi books including Devachya Davya Hati and Natha Sankentincha Danshu. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he also teaches Ajapa Yoga to selected individuals.

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Posted On : 28 July 2007

Tags : Kriya Yoga Meditation Asanas Courses

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