Corpse Pose


  • Lie flat on the back.
  • Place the arms beside the body, not quite touching, with the palms turned up.
  • Separate the legs and allow the feet to fall naturally to the sides.
  • Ensure that the head, neck and spine are in alignment.
  • Close the eyes and lips and relax the whole body.


  • Natural and relaxed.


  • Consciously relax the body.
  • The natural breath.
  • Ajna chakra.


  • Relaxes the whole psycho-physiological system.
  • Offers mental and physical relief.
  • Most effective after dynamic practices such as Surya Namaskara.
  • Reduces headache, fatigue and insomnia.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure.

Practice note

  • Keep the body still for the whole practice and consciously let go.
  • If the neck is uncomfortable with the head resting on the floor, place a thin pillow underneath the head.
  • If there is tenderness in the lower back, place a pillow under the knees to relieve pressure in the lower back.