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Reverse Corpse Pose
Reverse Corpse Pose

Reverse Corpse Pose

Advasana (Ad- VAHS-uh-nuh)

Reverse Corpse Pose

Benefits of Reverse Corpse Pose

  • Improves digestion
  • Releases stress
  • Unlocks stiffness
  • Relieves back pain

Summary of Reverse Corpse Pose

Reverse Corpse pose, or Advasana, is one of the most relaxing yoga poses. It involves lying down and letting your body and mind rest. It is usually practiced as a relaxing pose after performing intense yoga exercises, but can also be done alone to meditate, refresh the body and mind, and release stress.

Reverse Corpse Pose
Reverse Corpse Pose

Reverse Corpse Pose Tutorial

Reverse Corpse Pose

1.) Start by lying down on your stomach on the yoga mat.

Reverse Corpse Pose

2.) Relax both of your hands by your side.

Reverse Corpse Pose

3.) Relax your body and focus on breath.

Reverse Corpse Pose

4.) Hold this position for as long as you need.

Reverse Corpse Pose
Reverse Corpse Pose

Health Benefits of Reverse Corpse Pose

Reverse Corpse Pose for Digestion

Reverse Corpse pose is a resting position that helps your vital organs to relax and takes care of your digestive system. When the latter is free from all the stress and disturbances you experience every day, it will function more properly.

Reverse Corpse Pose for Tension

This is the best way to unwind after a long day at work. Reverse Corpse Pose is extremely effective in loosening stiff areas such as the neck and shoulders, removing tension and intensifying flexibility.

Reverse Corpse Pose for Pain Relief

Yoga is generally known for treating various back problems such as chronic back pain. Advasana, however, proved to be one of the most helpful techniques that can naturally and painlessly relieve back pain.

Contraindications & Cautions

  • Pregnancy
  • Neck injury

Modifications & Deepening the Pose

Reverse Corpse Pose Head Positions

If you find yourself uncomfortable with your head on the floor, then you can place your forehead on a blanket.

Reverse Corpse Pose with a Blanket

If you feel any kind of problem in your waist or spine, then you can put a blanket or pillow below the knee.

Reverse Corpse Pose for Difficulty Breathing

While lying on your stomach, you might find it difficult to breathe. Therefore, it is better to place a pillow beneath your chest in order to prevent dyspnea.

Reverse Corpse Pose for Stiff Neck

If you start to sense that your neck is stiff, then try placing the blanket below your chest; this should help make the position more comfortable for you.

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