Viparita Karani/Legs- up- the- wall. (Fountain of Youth -Reverses the affects of gravity)
Hold for 5-20 mins
Mat - optional
Strap or tie - optional
Blanket - optional
Eye pillow - optional
Relieves tired aching / cramping / legs
Improves venous drainage / circulation
Relieves fatigue / stress
Calms nervous system
Sleep / Insomnia
Helps relieve fluid retention / aids in the prevention of varicose veins.
This gentle supported inversion can help to facilitate deeper breathing. With the diaphragm not working against gravity we can access a fuller exhalation, and in turn a deeper inhalation, which can help to slow the heart rate and decrease blood pressure.
Avoid doing this pose:
If you have serious eye problems such as glaucoma.
Menstruation: NO height under buttocks. Keep hips same height as shoulders.
Prenatal: Must have bolster/ blankets to create height under buttocks.
* Take extra care or avoid after 4th mth.
Yoga or stretching exercise whatever you call it is available to every body.