What is Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose?
Legs-up-the-wall pose, or viparita karani, is a supported, restorative yoga inversion. It can be practiced on its own as an everyday restorative pose, or it can be used at the end of a yoga practice for its calming benefits and as a preparation for the final relaxation.
- Sit in close proximity to a wall.
- Lower the back and head to the floor.
- Adjust the body so that the sit bones press against the wall.
- Raise the legs so that the back of the legs are resting against the wall.
- Breathe as you hold the pose.
- Avoid during menstruation
Benefits of Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose
- Relieves anxiety
- Relaxeds tired feet and legs
- Reduces swelling in the feet
- Improves circulation
- Relieves lower backache
Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Viparita Karani
- vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type