Laying down and putting my feet up the wall stretches out my lower back and relieves any pain or tightness I may be feeling.
2- Increases circulation.
Turning things upside down every now and then can help to improve blood flow. Putting your legs up the wall can get rid of any excess fluid that has built up through out the day and can even help prevent or get rid of any varicose veins or swelling in the legs and feet. Also, because of the increased blood circulation it can also help with headaches!
3- Lowers your heart rate.
Because your legs are elevated, gravity takes a toll and brings the blood back to your heart easier than if you were standing. Due to this and the fact that your upper body is relaxed (and hopefully breathing deeply), your heart rate lowers and you can get into a pretty deep relaxed state. This can help with stress, anxiety, insomnia, and so much more.
4- Pelvic floor relaxation.
This is a great pose for pregnancy, or even if you are suffering from menstrual cramping. While in this position, your pelvic floor naturally relaxes which can greatly benefit you if you are pregnant and about to give birth, or if you are just super tight and need those lower abdominal muscles to 'chill out'.
5- Benefits digestion and nervous systems.
This pose can help calm the nervous system and can even benefit your digestive system. Since it can tap into these highly sensitive systems, you can feel energized and rejuvenated after. Many even feel 'healthier' when they come out of this pose.
Literally, the list can go on and on for this one. To continue the fun, I have listed a few tricks to do while in the pose that can help deepen the posture and meditation.
- With your legs up the wall, open your legs bending at the knees and put the souls of your feet together. Open your legs to 'butterfly pose' by bringing your heels closer to your pelvis.
- With your legs up the wall, flex your feet and put a small pillow or bean back on the souls of your feet to add pressure.
- With your legs up the wall, place a small pillow or rolled up blanket under your lower back to elevate your hips and deepen the inversion.
- With your legs up the wall, close your eyes and place your hands on your belly. Feel it move with every inhale and exhale.
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