Yoga: Legs up the wall

Chill out your system, recharge your body and reverse the ageing process with this easy yoga pose

Legs up the wall (Viparita kirani)
Move your yoga mat to a wall and lie down in front of the wall. Swing your legs up the wall, shifting in if you need to – your tailbone should be right against it.
Keep your toes gently flexed out and your legs loose - you should feel a gentle stretch along the back of your legs and a release in the hips.
Put your hands on your stomach and hold the pose for eight rounds of breath.
This pose is nicknamed ‘the fountain of youth’! It’s also a cure for restless leg syndrome, relieves swelling and pain in the legs and feet and brings fresh blood into the bottom half of the body. It’s a great pose for relieving peri-menopause or menopause symptoms and wonderful if you have been walking a lot. It’s also very calming for the body.

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