Legs-Up-the-Wall (Viparita Karani)

A Vata-Pacifying Yoga Pose
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Lying in a fetal position, get your buttocks as close to the wall as possible. Roll onto your back and straighten the legs along the wall. The backs of the thighs, calves and/or heels will rest on the wall. Extend the arms out alongside your body, creating some space in the underarms and with palms facing up. Close your eyes and let yourself restore here for for five to fifteen minutes.

Vata Focus:

Rest and rejuvenate. Feel the flow of blood nourishing the organs. Let the internal gaze be at your heart. Imagine weight on the feet or pelvis helps to help ground vata by creating a sense of heaviness.


Calms and restores the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, and immune systems.