Legs Up The Wall
Viparita Karani is the Sanskrit name for Legs Up The Wall. It is one of my favorite ways to end a strong yoga session, and it works equally well after a long day of being on your feet or sitting for hours at work. I specifically suggest Viparita Karani to compliment asana yoga Handstands and Standing Balance practice. For this reason, I am providing the video of Viparita Karani as a compliment to my recent YouTube Yoga Tutorial on Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose.
After practicing the Half Moon Standing Balance tutorial with a wall, you might find that the amount of time you are able to focus on this position increases significantly. As a result, your musculoskeletal and nervous system receive a very healthy workout. A few minutes spent in this position helps the excess lactic acid that builds up in the muscles, so you will experience less uncomfortable soreness.
This particular Legs Up The Wall routine is an excerpt from my Power Yoga video series, which involves a lot of standing balance practice as well as techniques for practicing Handstands. You can read more about the Power Yoga series below!
In addition, Viparita Karani is a simple exercise to gain flexibility, alleviate back pain, and reduce swelling in your feet and ankles.
Dedicate 3-5 minutes to this yoga session.
Areas of the body that will benefit:
- Shoulders – upper trapezius
- Lower Back – lumbar vertebrae
- Hips – sacrum and psoas
- Thighs – adductors and hamstrings
- Legs – knees, ankles, and feet
For this simple exercise, have a block or a cushion
Let’s Practice Legs Up The Wall.
Power Yoga Series
This yoga video series includes 4 yoga videos. Each video is a 25-30 min complete yoga session. This series progressively teaches skills to develop strength and flexibility through Warrior Vinyasa, Standing Balance Poses, and Seated Stretches. For each session, I also include a written description to provide more information and to give an overview of the class.
You can receive the Power Yoga Series along with all of my previous weekly yoga videos, exclusive to Patreon, by signing up for the $8 tier. This is a monthly recurring tier but it is simple to cancel and return as you need. Sign up at www.patreon.com/courtneybell.
If you would like to receive only the Power Yoga Series you can make a one-time donation of $6 to access the Yogacurrent Power Yoga page, including the four videos and written descriptions. Email me at Courtney@yogacurrent.com with subject: yoga videos series.
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