Full Body Stretch Pose

Common Title Full Body Stretch Pose
English Title Supine Extended Mountain Pose
Sanskrit Title Supta Utthita Tadasana
All Titles Full Body Stretch Pose, Supine Extended Mountain Pose, Supta Utthita Tadasana, Corpse Pose Hands Stretched Overhead, Savasana Hands Stretched Overhead
Pose Level Beginner
Pose Position Supine
Pose Type Stretch, Restorative
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Full Body Stretch Pose helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.

Chakras

Full Body Stretch Pose helps open, activate, and balance the following chakra(s):
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra)
  • Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra)

Anatomy

Full Body Stretch Pose benefits the following muscles and hence can be included in yoga sequences with the corresponding muscle(s) focus:
  • Arms and Shoulders
  • Lower Back
  • Psoas

Full Body Stretch Pose yoga sequences

Full Body Stretch Pose is commonly found in the following types of yoga sequences:
  • Gentle yoga sequences
  • Restorative yoga sequences
  • Yoga sequences for teenagers
  • Yoga sequences for arms and shoulders
  • Yoga sequences for relieving lower back pain
  • Yoga sequences for psoas

How to do Full Body Stretch Pose

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  1. Inhale, on the exhale take a deep stretch, and repeat (if you want!)
  2. extend arms overhead, legs stretched out on mat (or bend knees if needed

    <Inhale> stretch through body (fingers to toes)
    <Exhale> rela

    --Repeat 3x --
  3. extend arms overhead, legs stretched out on mat (or bend knees if needed)

    <Inhale> stretch through body (fingers to toes)
    <Exhale> relax

    --Repeat 3x --
  4. Lie down on your back, extending the legs long. Stretch the arms overhead on an inhale...
  5. morning stretch here, even breathing, body long but not straining
  6. While lying on your back, improve shoulder flexion by first stretching your arm up toward the ceiling with the shoulder externally rotated (if both arms are stretching up, the palms should be facing each other). If the shoulder is very sore and tender, use the other hand to help lift the weight of t...
  7. Rest your arms on the floor above your head and stretch from finger tips to toes. Relax. Keeping your L side relaxed, stretch you R side pointing toes and flexing heal. Relax and repeat on other side.
  8. Reach your arms above the head and stretch from your fingertips to your toes.
  9. Extend the legs out in front of you, and slowly come down onto your backs
  10. Ruglig
    Adem IN, maak lengte in je hele lichaam.
    Voeten flex, armen en benen actief.
    Adem UIT, ontspan
  11. Bring awareness back to the body, -circling ankles + wrists. ...Take a deep breath into your belly.
    Reach your arms over your head and take a nice long stretch, from your toes to your fingertips.....To come out of this pose, you may inhale to take another full body stretch, bringing the arms down a...
  12. A. Release and stretch the entire body in Full Body Stretch Pose. While here, place the foot that is painful over the other foot while pushing them down.

    B. Watch the abdominal muscles stretch and take the focus towards the center of the body at the navel.

    C. Relaxing while also stretching he...
  13. Point and flex toes, then arms overhead.
  14. - extend arms overhead
    - legs stretched out onto mat or bend knees with soles on feet off mat
    - Inhale stretch/ Exhale relax

    You'll recognize this pose because it's just like Itthita Tadasana, except that instead of standing, we're lying supine on our mats.

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Full Body Stretch Pose Benefits

Full Body Stretch Pose is a beginner level yoga pose that is performed in supine position. Full Body Stretch Pose additionally involves stretch, Restorative. Need Full Body Stretch Pose benefits? Please sign-up to request benefits of Full Body Stretch Pose and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Full Body Stretch Pose Contraindications

Full Body Stretch Pose is a beginner level yoga pose that is performed in supine position. Full Body Stretch Pose additionally involves stretch, Restorative. Need Full Body Stretch Pose contraindications? Please sign-up to request contraindications of Full Body Stretch Pose and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Full Body Stretch Pose Variations

Full Body Stretch Pose Variations: Below are some common variations of the yoga pose Full Body Stretch Pose with base pose as Corpse Pose (Savasana).

Full Body Stretch Pose Steps

 (Supta Utthita Tadasana) Full Body Stretch Pose Steps:
  1. Releasing from Vakrasana, stretch the legs out completely and slowly lie down on your back and relax to take a few breaths.
  2. Inhale and stretch the arms above your head in Namaste, feeling the deep stretch from the lower abdomen to the tips of the fingers and downwards from the hips to the tips of the toes.
  3. In this Full Body Stretch Pose, the stretch at the lower abdomen, helps to contract the entire body muscles, which further help to relieve any aches and pains as a symptom from the imbalance of the manipura chakra, related to indigestion.
  4. Remain here for about 6 breaths and watch the stretch as the breathing is slow and deep while you remain with the eyes closed.
  5. The focus should be close to the centre of the body the navel, where the heat is generated with the activation of the manipura chakra.

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Full Body Stretch Pose Titles in English and Sanskrit

Many yoga poses have multiple titles because of differences in their Sanskrit to English title translation or a specific title becoming popular because of it's common usage amongst yoga teachers and yoga practitioners. Below are common titles of Full Body Stretch Pose:

  • Full Body Stretch Pose
  • Supine Extended Mountain Pose
  • Supta Utthita Tadasana
  • Corpse Pose Hands Stretched Overhead
  • Savasana Hands Stretched Overhead

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