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Legs up the Wall

Viparita Karani

Benefits

Calms the mind, relieves tension and stress, stretches the legs.

Step 1

Begin by laying on your back.

Step 2

Lift legs up towards the ceiling.  If you are against a wall, gently rest your legs against the wall.

Step 3

Rest your arms on the floor next to your body.

Step 4

Hold this pose for as long as you are comfortable.

Step 5

When you are ready, roll to your side and rest there for a couple of minutes.

Step 6

Gently roll yourself up to sitting.

Tip

This pose is typically done by resting your legs against a wall, but can also be done without using a wall for support.

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