Corpse Pose Instructions
- Start by lying flat on your back with your arms and legs extended.
- Allow your feet to fall out to the sides and your arms to rest at your sides, palms facing up.
- Close your eyes and take deep breaths, focusing on relaxing your entire body.
- Stay in this position for 5-10 minutes, or as long as you feel comfortable.
- To come out of the pose, slowly begin to wiggle your fingers and toes, then roll onto your right side and rest there for a few breaths.
- Finally, use your right hand to push yourself up into a seated position.
Corpse Pose Form & Visual
Corpse Pose Benefits
- Strengthens the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings
- Improves balance and stability
- Increases flexibility in the hips and ankles
- Can be done with or without weights, making it accessible for all fitness levels
- Engages the core muscles for added abdominal strength
- May improve athletic performance in sports that require explosive lower body movements
Corpse Pose Muscles Worked
- Abdominal muscles
- Back muscles
- Gluteal muscles
- Hamstring muscles
- Calf muscles
- Shoulder muscles
- Neck muscles
Corpse Pose Variations & Alternatives
- Extended corpse pose
- Supported corpse pose
- Twisted corpse pose
- Corpse pose with legs up the wall
- Corpse pose with a bolster under the knees