PURPOSE

This is a great stress-relieving position.

Legs up the Wall is an effective stretch for your hamstrings.

You can also use it in meditation or for a final resting pose in place of Savasana.

INSTRUCTIONS

Bring your mat to the wall.

Sit next to the wall so that your right hip is pretty close to it and your legs run parallel to the wall.

Lean back into your hands so that you can bend your knees and lift your legs up the wall.

Lie on your back and straighten your legs up the wall to create an “L” shape with your body.

Move your sit bones as close to the wall as possible.

Now relax your legs, close your eyes, and breathe deeply.

Hold for at least two minutes.

Yoga Legs Up The Wall

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VARIATION #1

To deepen the pose and stretch your inner thighs and hamstrings, allow your legs to drift apart from each other and slide down the wall, opening your legs into a “V” shape.

VARIATION #2

To stretch your hips and lower back in this pose, bring the soles of your feet together and press your knees toward the wall.

The shape of your legs should look exactly how they looked in Bound Angle pose when you were seated.

Hold each of these variations for at least five breaths.

If you’re looking for a more restorative version of this pose to help you relax, try placing a blanket or a bolster under your hips while your legs are straight up the wall.

Hold for at least two minutes

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Legs up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) is a great stress-relieving position. This is an effective stretch for your hamstrings.   You can also use it in meditation or for a final resting pose in place of Savasana. #yoga #legsupthewall #viparitakarani #thefitjoy