Legs Up the Wall, or Viparita Karani as it’s called in Sanskrit, is a delicious restorative posture that everyone always loves.
It is accessible to anyone and is typically done toward the end of a practice. It is a mild inversion that is suitable for all levels to help reverse the blood flow in the body.
Legs Up the Wall is also commonly practiced by woman during their moon cycles instead of more challenging inversions so as not to disrupt the flow of energy during that time.
This position, while simple, is quite powerful at relaxing the body and mind. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the rest and digest system for healing.
It also helps to alleviate tension in the lower back, hips, and legs.
How to Do Legs Up the Wall Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions
Tip: Make sure to keep your shoulders rolled back and down.