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 up the wall. The backs of the thighs, calves, and/or heels will rest on the wall. Extend the arms out alongside your body with palms facing up, creating some space in the underarms. Close your eyes and let yourself restore in this position 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. Imagining weight on the feet or pelvis helps to ground vata by creating a sense of heaviness.

Benefits:

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