Advasana, Reverse Corpse Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 6, 2011

Benefits:
May help relieve lower and upper back pain including slipped discs. May assist in digestion.

Props:
Towel Roll or Two Pillows

Technique:
1) Lie on your stomach with your forehead resting onto the towel roll or pillows positioned in a V shape so that there is room to breath without crunching or over-stretching the neck.
2) Stretch both arms overhead palms up or along the body palms down.
3) Maintain this pose for 3-5 minutes. To come out from the pose, bend the arms and press the hands into the floor hinging back into child’s pose.

Variations:
1) Draw one leg up to the side flexing the hip and knee. Hold for 1-2 minutes then switch.

Breath:
Breathe deeply feeling your abdomen pressing into the ground on the inhalation allowing the muscles of the low back, legs and face to relax fully.

Contraindications:
Use caution with certain back pain stemming from stenosis as it may accentuate nerve compression.

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