Movement of the month

February 25, 2019

Legs up against the wall pose – Viparita Karani

 

This is a great restorative pose that allows the entire mind and body to relax, relieving any tension or stress within the body. It super easy and can be done at home or even on your bed!

 

How to?

 

Start by lying next to a wall or on your bed (our favourite) with your legs up against the headboard or wall. 

 

Next, shimmy your hips as close to the wall as possible then start walking your feet up until your body is in a somewhat L shaped position. Make the adjustments you need to feel relaxed. For example, if you need a pillow under your head to feel more supported, then don’t be afraid to grab one and get comfortable. 

 

Finally, really bring your focus to your breath, slowly taking deep breaths in through your nose then slowly out through your nose. We recommend staying in this position for 5-10 minutes. 

 

Benefits:

  • Allows your body to really slow down and relax

  • Helps with anxiety, stress and insomnia

  • Promotes drainage of excess fluid in the legs, helps with blood circulation around the body and reduces swelling in your legs and feet (very therapeutic if you’re on your feet all day)

  • Releases pressure from the spine and relieves mild back strain

  • Relieves tired leg muscles

  • Calms the nervous system and promotes good digestion

  • Gets you into a calmer state of mind before you hit the hay

 

We would love to see you trying out this pose! If you take a snap, make sure you tag @Bodhifitstudio & #Bodhifitmovement when you upload it to the gram. 

 

 

 

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