It’s kind of ironic that I’m sharing this Legs Up the Wall pose today — since I complained about having to do it in yoga class last week. I think my perfectionist tendencies got in the way of allowing me to move into it with ease and without judgment.
It’s all good now. We’ve got this! I’m sharing a short video (less than 7 minutes) with Adrienne, my favorite online yoga instructor. I love her soothing instructions and gentle approach.
A couple of quick notes: you don’t need any special equipment to do this — only a wall and a pillow, if you want. You also don’t need to be dressed in yoga clothes. In short, you can pretty much do Legs Up the Wall anytime, anywhere (there’s a free wall).
This is a good pose to do while traveling or after a long day on your feet for any reason. It’s restorative and I have to admit — it feels pretty amazing!
Benefits of Legs Up the Wall
- It can relax your mind
- Increase energy
- Alleviate low back tightness and discomfort
- Relieve leg and feet cramps
- Promote lymph flow
- Gently stretch the backs of your legs
- Improve circulation
That’s it for now. Let me know if this is part of your regular yoga practice or if you’re going to try it for the first time. Like me…do you find it a little challenging to get there but so worth it?
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