Corpse Pose | Time: 3-15 mins.
The final pose in your routine, is the Corpse pose. This is because you want to relax your body completely and utterly- every part- like a corpse.
How to do your Corpse Pose:
- Lie flat on your back, breathing easily with eyes closed.
- Try to relax all parts of your body- you can mentally check each part from toes to head. Move any part that feels tense or out of symmetry slightly to relax and align it.
- Relax the feet so they flop to the side.
- Try to find symmetry between your left and right body parts:
- Hands equally spaced from your body, palms up.
- Feet equally spread.
- Equal weight on each butt cheek.
- Equal weight on each shoulder blade.
- Relax the shoulders, neck, and face.
- Keep breathing easily and naturally.
- Once you are satisfied that there is no tension or asymmetry in your body, close your eyes.
- Start with 2-3 mins of Corpse Pose. You can later go longer- up to 15min if you so desire.
Important information about the Corpse Pose:
Your mind should be tuned in to your body during the Corpse Pose. This is your private 1-1 time connecting with your body.
Try and avoid thinking about things other than your body, to do this you may want to:
- Imagine the breath flowing in and out of your lungs.
- Imagine how the nourishing oxygen from your breath is transported from your lungs to the rest of your body.
- Imagine how your blood is carrying nutrition and oxygen throughout your body.
Marvel at how amazing your body is as you visualize different parts, how they work, how they feel now, how they’re connected to other parts.
End off with a quick thought of gratitude for your body, and your ability to have completed your exercise routine.
Sit up slowly and open your eyes.