Putting your 'legs up' everyday is the best thing you can do.


My very first yoga teacher 7 years ago spoke these words. At the time I wondered how this simple position was so important health wise. I felt a little overwhelmed at the challenge, legs in the air pose for a beginner like me was most uncomfortable and awkward. I definitely could not do this for 30 minutes.
Even though I did not follow the teacher's recommendation at the time, I never forgot, especially this comment, "If you can't do it for 20 or 30 minutes, do it for at least 30 seconds. It is so good for you."
Fast forward five years to 2017 and my legs up pose commenced with some earnest. A slow starter I know. 30 seconds was my starting point during my yoga practice. Now in 2020 I can boast of an established legs up against the wall pose for 20 to 30 minutes a day.
I now know that this simple restful restorative pose restores tired feet and legs, relieves tension and stress, regulates the blood flow which is good for the heart, eases swollen ankles and varicose veins, helps with digestion and relieves mensural cramps. The list is a long one. It is suggested that the end of a day is an apt time for busy people to put the legs up.
The Sanskrit word for this pose is Viparita Karani.
It is so relaxing that I go into meditation and have even known to go to sleep waking up with the legs still up against the wall!

If you want to read an article I found on wikipedia click here.source

Cheers and Blessings

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This sand drawing caught my eye, drawn by a teenager is my bet.


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Wow...that is cool to know and a simple thing like that legs up has so many benefits. Thanks for sharing this i am going to jump on this wagon it sounds the perfect thing for me...have a great day my friend 👍

07.01.2020 04:31
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My pleasure and enjoy, nearly time to put my legs up. Hope your day is going well too.

07.01.2020 04:43
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Thank you will definitely try it out...Cheers 🙂

07.01.2020 07:16
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Yeah you need something to counteract all that plonk sir hangin! lol.

11.01.2020 02:07
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True right sir janton 🤣

11.01.2020 15:01
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I thought so! lol.

11.01.2020 16:53
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Hehe..😀 😊 😀

12.01.2020 07:21
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Howdy angiemitchell! I didn't know that the legs up pose was so healthy. I'm going to try that!

11.01.2020 02:06
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Let me know how you go

14.01.2020 06:00
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I will, I already forgot about it though so this is a good reminder! lol.

14.01.2020 19:13
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