Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani)

You can access our gentle, remedial stretching series featuring "Legs Up the Wall" pose when you join our Online Yogalates Studio.

Also known as Viparita Karani in Sanskrit, this is a simple but effective yoga pose with numerous health benefits. Some of the benefits of this pose include:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety: This pose helps to calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and reducing tension in the body.

  • Improves circulation: Elevating the legs helps to improve circulation and reduce swelling in the lower legs, making it a great pose for those who spend a lot of time on their feet.

  • Eases back pain: The pose helps to stretch the lower back and hips, relieving tension and discomfort in these areas.

  • Boosts immune system: The pose is believed to stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps to remove waste and toxins from the body, boosting the immune system.

  • Promotes better sleep: The calming effects of this pose can help to improve sleep quality and promote deeper, more restful sleep.

  • Reduces symptoms of menopause: This pose can help to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause.

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