Advasana – The Reverse Corpse Pose

Advasana or the reverse corpse pose is one of the relaxation asanas in yoga. Advasana is one of the several relaxation poses in Yoga, the practice of which can give deep rest to the body, make your breath steady and in turn calm your mind. The most commonly practised relaxation asanas are Shavasana, Makarasana, Advasana, Jyestikasana and Matsya Kridasana. This article covers the practice of Advasana.


How to Do Advasana?

  1. Lie flat on the stomach with legs straight.
  2. Stretch both your hands forward and place it along the ground, touching both sides of the head.
  3. Relax all muscles and breathe in a natural and rhythmic manner.
  4. Remain in this position for 2-5 minutes or as long as you feel comfortable.


Benefits of Advasana

  1. It is effective for slipped disk and stiffness of the neck.
  2. It is a good relaxation pose, especially for correction of stooping back.
  3. It can be used an an resting pose between asanas.
  4. Advasana relaxes the shoulders.