[Pose Of the Week] Rest In Reverse Corpse Pose (Beginner)

Meet Reverse Corpse Pose, the prone counterpart to the popular rest pose…

Corpse Pose appears in just about every yoga class, but what about Reverse Corpse Pose? If you’re not familiar with the prone version, you’re not alone, but this lesser-known pose is still a great pose to include in your yoga practice! Reverse Corpse Pose (Advasana) is a basic beginner-level yoga pose that offers great relaxation benefits.

This is a good one to do after an intense yoga class or a stressful day at work, but you can also do it anytime as part of your meditation practice, or to rest the mind and body and release stress and tension. This pose may help to relieve back pain, eases tension and stiff muscles throughout the body (especially in the neck and shoulders), and is thought to improve digestion.

If you are uncomfortable with your face resting on your yoga mat, you may wish to place a soft blanket under your head. You can also place a pillow or bolster under your shins or ankles to relieve any stress on the back. If your neck feels stress in this pose, you can make the pose more comfortable by placing a folded blanket under your chest.

Those who have a current neck injury or who are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy should avoid this pose.

How to Do Reverse Corpse Pose:

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

2.) Rest your forehead on the mat and relax both of your hands by your side.

3.) Relax your body and focus on breath.

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

Read more and watch a demo at YogaPose.com


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