December Pose of the Month

 viparita karani aka Legs up the wall

With the holiday season in full swing it sometimes leaves us stressful and with a feeling of panic. This pose is sure to calm the nerves and senses.The pose is quite simple but yet incredibly powerful. To get into the pose, sit on the floor as close to the wall as possible (outer hip touching). Lie back and swing your legs up the wall. You may notice your sit bones come away a bit. You can stay there or shimmy your bum closer to the wall. We used a few blankets rolled up under the spine as an addition to the pose. By adding rolled blankets under the spine this acts as a chest opener. This variation is just one of many options you can take in this pose. Viparita Karani is that go to pose for almost anything that ails you.
Legs up the wall pose can ease the following:
• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Digestive problems
• Headache
• High and low blood pressure
• Insomnia
• Migraine
• Mild depression
• Respiratory ailments
• Urinary disorders
• Varicose veins
• Menstrual cramps
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Menopauseimage

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