Tempted to Skip Savasana? 10 Top Yoga Teachers Explain Why It’s the Most Important Pose

When you’re time-crunched, it can be tempting to sneak out of yoga class before this final resting pose. Here’s why you should reconsider.
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Thinking about not staying for Savasana (Corpse Pose) at the end of yoga class? Top yoga teachers explain the benefits of Savasana, and why it’s important for your yoga practice.

Thinking about not staying for Savasana (Corpse Pose) at the end of yoga class? Top yoga teachers explain the benefits of Savasana, and why it’s important for your yoga practice.

After teaching yoga in New York City for more than three years, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter how early the class starts or whether or not the class ends exactly on time, there will always be one or two people who leave before Savasana. I get it: Skipping the final 10 minutes of class to get in the shower early or head out of the studio before the rush may seem like a smart idea. However, most teachers —including myself—say that Savasana is an essential pose, and one you should never skip.

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Here, nine top yoga teachers talk about the incredible benefits of Savasana. Will they tempt you to stay?