Many Yoga poses are far simpler than what you may think, including some inversion. Legs Up the Wall Pose or Viparita Karani is a yoga pose well known for a wide range of health benefits, including anti-aging effects. Read on to learn more about it!
Inversion poses, normally practiced towards the end of a yoga class, have many health benefits. Even if you are not into yoga, you can benefit from a simple inversion practice. By far, the easiest inverted yoga pose you can do is "legs up the wall" (aka Viparita Karani).
This is an amazing pose to practice after a long and stressful day, or if you stand up for long periods of time. Reversing the blood flow is what inversions are all about!
5 Benefits of the legs to wall posture:
- Relieves mild back pain
- Provides relief for migraine and headache.
- Helps keep you young and vital
- Eases anxiety
- Regulates blood flow
How to do the Legs up the wall pose?
Lie down on the floor near a wall and breath deeply. Exhale and bring your legs up to the wall so that your heels and sit bones rest on the wall. Rest your head on the carpet or floor, keeping your spine straight. Make sure your legs are upright and resting on the wall for support.
To come out of the pose, lie down on your side, take a few deep breaths before sitting upright with your back against the wall, and then to get up slowly to your feet. Be careful, as you may get dizzy!