Everyone loves corpse posture because you’re just laying there…or so it seems. Corpse posture is a time for the body to actively rest. You’re listening to your breath, you’re relaxing body parts and meditating all in one—no wonder it’s called the most difficult posture. For most people, sitting still is externally hard. Corpse posture is one of my favorites to practice and to teach.
- Calms central nervous system, aiding the digestive and immune systems.
- Calms the mind and reduces stress.
- Reduces headache, fatigue and anxiety.
- Helps lower blood pressure.
- Promotes spiritual awakening and awareness of higher consciousness.
How to achieve Corpse Posture:
- Start by lying on your back in the center or your mat.
- Keep your head centered, and do not allow it to fall to either side.
- Extend your hands by your sides, palms facing up or down, which ever is most comfortable for you .
- you can put blocks or folded blankets vertically on your mat and another folded blanket where your head will rest.
- Close your eyes and relax the facial muscles, beginning with the forehead and eyelids until you get to your feet and toes
- You can find a teacher led meditation on YouTube that can help you become better relaxed if doing it yourself just isn’t working.
If you’re looking to practice Corpse Posture, other basics postures or you want to go through a longer sequence, check out my YouTube channel. Follow along with the challenge on Instagram. Show how this posture works for you and post your challenge photo. Make sure to use the hashtags #yogawithmatr3moni #yogachallengewithmatr3moni
If you are interested in one-on-one sessions to learn more about your body, gaining flexibility, and creating a healthier lifestyle by adding yoga you can make an appointment with Matr3Moni.