By Susanne Rieker

Okay, I have a confession to make:

Waaaaayyyy back, when I just started yoga, I sometimes left class before Savasana started. I mean, the class was running late, and I had things to do. Obviously, I had a lot to learn…

Now Savasana is my favorite pose. I love it. LOVE it. LOOOOOVE it!

I agree with everyone who says that it’s the most important part of the yoga practice. Because it is! It’s like hitting the reset button. After a good, long Shavasana I’m a new person, ready to tackle whatever life throws at me.

Here are 10 of my favorite Savasana songs – in alphabetical order, not order of preference.

So, close your eyes, allow your body to melt into the earth (or your office chair, or your coach…) and allow your breath to flow calm and soft…

10 epic Savasana songs for yoga bliss

Aix Em Klemm – Sparkwood and Twentyone

A beautiful instrumental song that will leave you totally chilled out in Savasana.

Beyoncé – Ave Maria

You might be surprised to find Beyoncé on a list with Savasana songs, but I love this song. It just makes me feel all filled up with gratitude and love.

Deva Premal – Om Namo Bhagavate

This list of Savasana songs wouldn’t be complete without at least one song from Deva Premal. This is one of my favorites.

Fiona Apple – Across the Universe

The original from the Beatles is amazing but I love this slower and more mellow cover from Fiona Apple for a chilled Savasana.

Jai Uttal – Gopala Lullaby

Jai has the most beautiful voice and this song is the perfect lullaby, it’s like a warm blanket around you.

Jonathan Goldman – Ultimate Om

magine being in a temple, surrounded by hundreds of people chanting the sacred mantra “OM” in a continuous, fluid wave of sonic vibration.

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

This song will leave everyone in a happy mood. It’s not very long and I like to extend the Savasana without music for a few more minutes, to let it soak in.

Max Richter – Dream 3

I love Max Richter’s meditative music. This song is 10 minutes long and perfect for a loooong and uber-relaxing Savasana session.

Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah

There are many amazing versions of this song, but this is my favorite and I can’t get enough of it.

Sharon Gannon – Om Shantih

This song always leaves a big smile on my yoga students when they get out of their Savasana.