Ayurveda Vata Pacifying Yoga: Legs Up the Wall | Banyan Botanicals

Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani)

A Vata Pacifying Yoga Pose

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Come to a wall and get into the fetal position lying on either side of your body. Get your buttocks as close to the wall as possible. Roll on to your back and straighten the legs to the wall. The backs of the thighs, calves and/or heels will rest on the wall. Extend the arms out along the ground, create some space in the arm pits, and with face the palms up. Close the eyes and restore yourself for 5–15 minutes.

Vata Focus:

Rest and rejuvenate. Feel the flow of blood pool in the pelvic region as it nourishes the organs. Have the internal gaze be at your heart. Imagining weight on the feet or pelvis helps to alleviate vata by creating a sense of heaviness.


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