#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 87

 

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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