Legs up the wall pose- viparita karani

Legs up the wall - viparita karani with arm support

Viparita karani is also called as “Legs up the wall pose”. It is part of hatha yoga and it comes under either Mudra or Asana.

How do you do legs on the wall pose?

  • Lie on the yoga mat and keep your body relaxed.
  • The legs and hands should be straight.
  • The legs should be joined together and slowly raise the legs.
  • Lift your hips with the support of your arms.
  • Your eyes should see the thumb of the feet.
  • Keep this pose 15 to 20 seconds.
  • When you bring back your legs to the old position don’t lift your heads from the floor.
  • Normal breathing is enough during the whole process.
  • You can do this asana for 3 times a day.

In the initial stage, you can do this asana with the help of others, or you can do by putting piles of the blanket under your hip or your legs can be balanced with the support of the wall. While doing this asana do not stiffen your legs. If you are doing this asana with the help of the wall, keep the pose from 5 minutes to 20 minutes to get benefits of Viparita karani.

Legs up the wall - viparita karani with wall support

Doing Legs up the wall pose or Viparita karani three times a day can provide amazing benefits.

What are the benefits of Viparita Karani?

  • This asana will strengthen the hands because you are holding the legs with the support of your hands.
  • During the pose, you are seeing your thump from bottom to top. It helps to improve your eyesight.
  • It makes the body active.
  • It improves immunity power.
  • It Increases in masculinity.
  • It cures nervous problems, Asthma, Cold, Cough, kidney problems.
  • This asana pumps the blood into the lungs and renews the cells.
  • The excessive blood circulation on your stomach area will cure the digestive problem.