LEGS UP THE WALL
I would love to showcase the beautiful relaxing
LEGS UP THE WALL.
Fantastic for anytime in our lives, and particularly during menopause.
This posture is one of the most nourishing, grounding and calming poses. You can basically practice it anytime you like and for as long as you like.
Basically, Legs Up the Wall posture is exactly what it says. It is very easy to get into. You can use as many props as you need to get as comfortable as you can. Rolled up towels under your lower back, a cushion under your head. If you are cold then place a blanket the full length of your body including over your feet. Get as relaxed as you can.
You lie on your back with your sit-bones as close to the wall as is comfortable for you. Extend your legs up the wall, so that the backs of your legs are resting fully against it.
For the most benefit, I generally like to recommend practicing this pose for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Having said this, even a minute or two will still have some benefits.
Here are some of the health benefits of Legs Up the Wall posture.
Legs up the wall reverses the effects of gravity on your legs and feet, you can really help to move any stuck or stagnant fluids that may build up there if you have low blood pressure, or spend a lot of time on your feet during your day.
Relieves tired leg muscles.
Hanging out with your legs up the wall is one of the best ways to help drain tension from the legs, feet, and even the hips if you have them elevated on blocks.
Helps regulate blood pressure.
Helps move stuck fluids, and even helps to improve your digestion.
calming for the nervous system.
In this state, your body will be actively digesting anything you have eaten, as well as working to heal and repair your body. When you do poses like Legs Up the Wall consistently for a period of time, you may notice that your body feels healthier overall, and that you are better able to find a calmer state of mind.
Helps to quiet the mind.
Having the body feel safe and supported is one of the tools that we as yogis use to help reach this peaceful state. As you breathe you will find yourself fully relaxed.
Enjoy this beautiful pose.