Relax with “Legs up the Wall” Restorative Yoga

Legs up the wall restorative yoga

This is the essential restorative posture in yoga. You get a passive stretch on the hamstrings(backs of the legs), it aids venous blood flow back to the heart, and can ease lower back pain tremendously. I do this pose every day. To get into the pose follow along with the three photos below.

Start with your knees bent, and one hip against the wall.

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Kick your legs up the wall as you turn and your back lays flat on the ground.

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Rest here for 5 to 15 minutes or longer.

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You can put a pillow under your head if you have any tension in the neck, and keep your hips a foot away from the wall if you have very tight hamstrings.

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