Advasana (reversed corpse pose)

It was recently brought to my attention that Advasana has a releasing action on the neck. I have asked the students with neck problems to practice this on a daily basis and let me know what they think.
The posture is a relaxing one and is normally practised lying on the front of the body with the arms resting on the floor above the head with the palms facing downwards and the forehead on the floor, however in this instance we have placed the head to one side and later turned it the other way.
Traditionally it is claimed that Advasana is beneficial in cases of stiff neck and poor posture.
If you suffer from neck problems and would like to try this asana please let me know how it works for you.
Make sure you lie on a comfortable surface and take time to relax in the pose.
Counting at least 25 breaths before changing the head position to the opposite side and finally try resting with your head straight and your forehead on the floor. You can place a soft cushion under the chest if needed for comfort.
Your feedback will be much appreciated so please let me know how it goes either by clicking the reply button and adding your own comments or by telling me in class. Description: mile


Published by liz on Thursday, 14 November 2013, last updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 at 5:09PM
Categories: Yoga Practice

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