Legs Up the Wall, Yoga Tips for Digestion & Circulation

Legs Up the Wall, Yoga Tips for Digestion & Circulation

Legs Up the Wall Yoga Posture

Relieve tension and stress quickly with this simple, restorative yoga pose!

Lie on your back with your sit-bones as close to the wall as possible. Extend your legs up the wall so your backs of legs are resting on the wall comfortably.

There are variations of this pose that you can also try.  You can place a block under your hips to elevate them, creating a slight inversion in your lower belly as a therapeutic variation.  To stretch your inner thighs and groin muscles, let your feet go to the sides into a “V” position.

You may also remove yourself from the wall and place the block under your hips to elevate them, comfortably suspending your legs in the air. If you need support under your neck, place a rolled up blanket under your neck or a pillow under your head.

Enjoy the pose for 10-15 minutes, or even for a few minutes to release tiredness, relax and rejuvenate.

Legs Up the Wall Benefits

This restorative, relaxing and gentle inversion increases flow and circulation of energy, offering many benefits:

  • Reduces edema in the legs and feet
  • Relieves tired or cramped feet or legs
  • Provides the benefits of inversion, without the effort, such as regulating blood pressure, move and improve digestion.
  • Eases anxiety and stress
  • Calms the mind
  • Therapeutic for arthritis, headaches and insomnia
  • Gently stretches the hamstrings, legs and lower back
  • Relieves lower back pain
  • Eases symptom of premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps and menopause

Always check with your doctor if you have concerns or any of the following conditions:

  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure