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    Exquisite Corpse Pose is where exquisite corpse story telling meets life. The journey is a narrative that's being written. What's next? We’ll see.

    ECP offers online education for curious people. In conjunction with Storyboardemp.com, we offer innovative education for continuing education and lifestyle upgrades. We also offer media consultations and support for creative teachers of countless topics. Hit us up in the contact section to learn more about out education and support services.


    Hal Humphreys is the founder of ECP and has been a yoga practitioner for over ten years. In addition to a long history with the practice of yoga, Hal is a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) certified by the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC). Has been for several years. He has a host of continuing education courses he's developed for professionals. He also heads up StoryboardEMP, LLC's lifestyle education. 


    Commonly asked tidbits.

    What is exquisite corpse?

    Exquisite corpse: AKA exquisite cadaver (French: Cadavre exquis). Some call it revolving corpse. It is is a method of storytelling in which bits of the story are told by different authors. Example: Writer A starts the story, sends the last paragraph to Writer B, who then writes the next bit and forwards the last paragraph to Writer C and so on. The rule is the last writer only sees the last bit written by the previous writer and the narrative continues.

    What is corpse pose?

    Corpse pose is the final pose in many yoga practices. The practitioner assumes a resting state with their back on the floor, palms up, legs relaxed, and - well - they submit to gravity.

    What is Exquisite Corpse Pose in practice?

    ECP as a practice can take on many forms. The simplest is a room full of yogis in a circle. Starting at twelve o'clock the first yogi calls the first 3 to 5 poses. The next yogi picks up from there and so on. The idea is to have everyone comfortable enough with the practice of yoga to organically build an hour long practice that flows and is balanced. Give it a try sometime. It's deadly fun.


    The concept also fits nicely when cooking with friends. Think of a pot-luck with a twist. Send the last four ingredients in your appetizer recipe to the person responsible for the salad. They do the same for the person making the main. And so on ...

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