|Sanskrit Name||Reversed Corpse Pose|
|Meaning||Advasana is a Sanskrit word that is derived from two words, “adha” which means “reverse” or “downward,” and “asana” which means “pose” or “posture.”|
|Base position||Lying on stomach|
|Benefits||The pose is often used to stretch and strengthen the back muscles, improve posture, and counteract the negative effects of prolonged sitting or standing.|
How to do Advasana (Reverse Corpse Pose)
Follow the below mentioned steps to do the the advasana or the reverse corpse pose.
- Lie on the stomach.
- Stretch both arms above the head with the palms facing downward.
- The forehead should be resting on the floor. Relax the whole body.
- If there is difficulty breathing or a sense of suffocation is experienced, a pillow may be placed under the chest.
- After some time, again become aware of the body and surroundings, and gently and smoothly release the posture.
Breathing pattern: Natural and rhythmic. The number of breaths may be counted while gently pushing the abdomen against the floor.
Benefits of doing Reverse Corpse Pose In Yoga – Advasana
Advasana is a relaxing posture and comes with a host of Recommended for those with slipped disc, stiff neck and a stooping figure.
- Improves posture: Advasana strengthens and stretches the back muscles, which helps to improve posture and prevent back pain.
- Stimulates the digestive organs: The gentle pressure on the abdomen in this pose helps to stimulate the digestive organs, improve digestion, and relieve constipation.
- Improves breathing: Advasana can help to open up the chest and lungs, improving breathing and oxygenation of the body.
- Enhances flexibility: Advasana can help to increase the flexibility of the spine and back muscles, making it easier to perform other yoga poses.