Yoga Pose of the Week

Legs Up The Wall


Legs Up The Wall

 

(Viparita Karani)

Benefits:
Physical: Helps venous return, releases lower back and sacrum
Emotional: Quiets and clears the mind, calming
Rx for: Tired legs and feet, vein trouble, lower back discomfort

1. Sit with knees bent, left side of body against a wall.
2. Place palms next to each hip.
3. Turn hips to the left and swing legs up the wall while lowering torso and head until they are flat on the floor, perpendicular to the wall, legs extended straight up and against the wall. Rest palms on belly.
4. Stretch arms out to left and right, palms up.
5. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths.
6. Place palms on belly, bend knees and lower legs to the right, roll to the right, press into ground with left hand and return to sitting.

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