Other Names

Prone Posture, Reverse Corpse Pose, Adhav Asan, Adhva Asana


It is the companion position for relaxation; lying on the stomach, with the arms along the body and the palms towards the floor.

How to reach the stretch

  • Lie on your stomach.
  • Stretch both arms forward on each side of the head.
  • Relax the whole body in the same way as described for Shavasana.

How to release the stretch


  • Recommended for people with slipped disc, stiff neck, and stooping figure.
  • These people will find it not only a useful asana for their ailment but also an excellent sleeping pose.


  • Always work within your own capacity.
  • Never move into pain.
  • Enjoy the pose, and listen to your body. This is your greatest protection for preventing injury.

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