If you've never tried yoga, you probably aren't use to raising your legs. Although it may seem strange to some people, it actually has several health benefits.
Raising you legs may seem like exercise, but it's actually a therapeutic technique. In yoga, the position called Viparita Karani, commonly known as the “legs up the wall” pose is quite easy, and anyone can do it at home. This technique is normally performed in order to establish a connection between your mind and body, but it can also help your circulation. Here are some of its benefits:
– It reduces water retention in your legs and feet
– Relieves tired legs
– It improves digestion
– It relaxes our nervous system
– It helps to relax our minds
Now that you know all about it's benefits, here's how to do it:
The ideal thing to do is place a small cushion in the curve of your back in order to ensure a more balanced posture.
This will make sure that your legs are glued vertically to the wall, and your arms are rested, stretched out, and relaxed.
Just hold this position for at least 15 to 20 minutes without doing anything else. Feel the balance this pose offers you, the tranquility and relaxation you feel when your chest and head have better circulation. Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes that don't restrict your waist or ankles.
Otherwise, it could affect the whole purpose if this exercise: to promote blood circulation.
As you perform this yoga pose, you will notice more and more benefits.
If you have a back injury, you should not perform this exercise.
Disclaimer: The materials and the information contained on Natural Cures channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.