Relaxing with ‘legs up the wall’

Did you know that putting your legs up the wall for a few minutes is a powerful and restorative pose?

It helps with sending blood flow to your core, eases stress, helps you sleep, calms your nerves, relieves swollen ankles, relieves varicose veins, relieves headaches, and improves digestion.

This powerful, yet incredibly simple to do restorative pose is beneficial to the health of your heart. It gives your heart a rest so it doesn’t have to pump as hard and helps to slow down your heart rate. The ‘legs up the wall’ pose will leave you feel relaxed with a calmer mind.

I practice this pose when I am tired and still have a lot to do.  This my ‘go to pose’ at night before going to bed. It helps me sleep well. The ‘legs up the wall’ is recommended for people with insomnia.

Spend five minutes with your ‘legs up the wall’ and notice the natural rhythm of your breath and see what happens. Try increasing the time gradually. Twenty minutes of restorative yoga a day will make the world a better place!

Enjoy it!

Published by yogateachermary

Yoga teacher - specializing in teaching over 50's, seniors and the not so supple. Qualified 'Relax and Renew' teacher, mediation facilitator and experienced in teaching chair yoga in class or in retirement villages.

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