LEGS UP THE WALL POSE
Sanskrit Name – Viparita Karani
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Viparita – Inverted, Karani - Doing
Type of Asana – Inverted Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Full Body
WHAT IS LEGS UP THE WALL POSE (VIPARITA KARANI)?
Legs Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) is an inverted yoga pose that strengthens your whole body. It improves circulation and alleviates feelings of stress and anxiety.
DO NOT PRACTICE LEGS UP THE WALL POSE (VIPARITA KARANI) IF:
You have an abdominal, arm or leg injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF LEGS UP THE WALL POSE (VIPARITA KARANI)
Strengthens your core, arms and leg muscles
Increases concentration and relieves anxiety, insomnia and headaches
HOW TO PRACTICE LEGS UP THE WALL POSE (VIPARITA KARANI) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start by laying on your back and stretching your legs up against a wall (you can also do this without a wall and lift your legs up into the air).
Lay your arms comfortably by your side with your palms facing upwards. Settle into the pose and breathe deeply.
Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then roll onto your side and push yourself back up into a seated position to exit the pose.
LEGS UP THE WALL POSE (VIPARITA KARANI) VARIATION – USE A STRAP
Place a strap around your thighs so that you can relax into the pose fully.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana
Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana
FOLLOW UP POSES
Easy Pose - Sukhasana
Corpse Pose - Savanasana