#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 87

#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 87

-by Kelsey Skrinde | 12/06/2017 |

Corpse Pose/ Shavasana

Benefits:

  • Helps reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Can help with meditation.
  • Helps relax body after yoga practice.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Foundation is entire back of body.
  • Feet can be pointing upward or relaxed.
  • Backs of legs are pressing into ground.
  • Back is not completely flat on ground, there is a natural curve in back.
  • Shoulders are back and pressing into ground.
  • Chest is not caved inward.
  • Neck is in a natural position, head is facing up.

Common Problems: 

  • Shoulders are not back, they are rolled forward causing the chest to cave inward.
  • Neck is being pressed flat onto the ground.
  • Chin is being pulled towards chest.

Modifications:

  • Arms can be close to body or out in a “T” position.
  • Knees can be bent upwards.

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