Viparita Karani

A nice way to both simultaneously boost and calm the body and mind after a stressful or long work day is to practice the legs-up-the-wall pose or Viparita Karani as it is known in yoga. Twenty minutes with your legs up the wall on a daily basis can help with digestion, metabolism, blood and lymph circulation, and more.

This is the case with inversion poses, which see the body defy gravity and do the opposite of what we do for most of the day. With the parasympathetic nervous system activated, the stressful effects of the day, can be minimised. Inversions, such as Viparita Karani, are great to do before bed time.

All you need for this pose is a wall, a floor and a timer. Who doesn’t like lying down after a long day - add the extra dimension of an inversion, and receive multiple health benefits.

Posted by Jasmin on Jun 29, 2023

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