I’m always going on about how great this pose is for you so I thought I would post a few of the benefits 🙏🏻
Also known as Inverted Lake, this mild inversion is known for a wide range of health benefits as well as its anti-aging effects. Old Hindu scriptures claim that Viparita Karani hides wrinkles in addition to banishing old age and death.
The restorative nature of this posture gets blood flowing to parts of the body that need it, making it good for most any ailment including arthritis, high or low blood pressure, respiratory ailments, and menopause.
Getting Into Legs Up the Wall Pose:
Start by collecting the items your will need for this session, which ideally includes a yoga mat, yoga block, and two small towels. Lie on the floor near a wall and practice deep, steady breathing. Exhale and swing your legs up onto the wall so that your heels and sitting bones are supported against it. If you have any discomfort in your lower back, adjust your body slightly back from the wall so that your sitting bones are not touching it. Rest your head on the mat or floor, keeping your spine straight, and bend your knees a little so your kneecaps won’t lock.
Benefits of Legs Up the Wall Pose:
Regulates blood flow
Alleviates menstrual cramps
Relieves swollen ankles and varicose veins
Helps testicular, semen, and ovarian problems in men and women respectively
Restores tired feet or legs
Stretches the back of the neck, front torso, and back of the legs
Improves problems of the eyes and ears
Relieves mild backache
Provides migraine and headache relief, especially when done with a bandage wrapped tightly around the forehead and back of the skull
Helps keep you young and vital
Relieves symptoms of mild depression and insomnia