Legs Up, Ladies!

We all seriously need to get our legs above our heads more often. Get your mind out of the gutter; I’m talking about a yoga pose here.

The yoga pose is called Viparita Karani AKA legs-up-the-wall pose!

Think about it, we are on our feet all. day. long.

Working, running errands, at the gym, cooking… the list goes on and on. We need to give our bodies a break. If you’re doing yoga on the reg, I applaud you. But the rest of us that don’t do it on a daily basis really need to start doing this super simple pose. Check it-

All you have to do is skootch your butt close to a wall and then raise your legs up so that your heels are resting on the wall. If your lower back feels uncomfortable, put a folded blanket on the ground beneath your back. Spread those toes and start taking deep breaths from your stomach (this is called diaphragmatic breathing). Rest your arms on your stomach or by your sides.

Stay in this pose for 10 minutes. Meditate, oil pull, or just lay there. Do this pose every day whenever you have 10 minutes to kill. I personally like doing it right before I go to bed.

BENEFITS OF LEGS-UP-THE-WALL POSE
– Helps promote blood flow back to the organs
– Boosts energy
– Improves digestion
– Calms anxiety
– Helps balance hormones
– Alleviates menstrual cramps
– Provides headache relief
– Relieves lower backache

I’m a big believer in doing this simple legs-up-the-wall pose. I am constantly on the go trying to do a million things at once so doing this pose forces me to relax. I always feel so much better after doing it!

Do you do this pose already? Feel the benefits? Have any other super crucial poses I should be doing? Share below!

sarasig

4 thoughts on “Legs Up, Ladies!

  1. I love this! I'm going to try this out today! I do legs up on the wall after a workout sometime but never just to chill out, awesome info! :)
  2. I just came here thanks to Valerie, and your blog is lovely! And omgness, kids seriously know what they're doing without thinking about it. I used to do this everyday as a kid because it was fun and felt relaxing. Errrmmmm I guess I should go back to it now?? :)
    1. You're so sweet, thank you! : ) & I know, right?! Hahah seems like we should be learning from kids.

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