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.


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


Rest here for 5 to 15 minutes or longer.


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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