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Comfort on the go with legs up wall:

Posted Sep 28 2008 8:28pm

By Carole Fogarty

Rejuvenate You:  Restorative Yoga:


Comfort on the go is all about taking a moment to stop, pause, breathe and refuel by topping up your very precious energy levels.

Exhausted, tired and depleted. Been on your feet too long from shopping, cooking, chasing kids or work then you will be thrilled to know I’m about to share with you one of my favorite restorative postures of all time.

No skills or knowledge of yoga needed just your good self, a wall and perhaps a few cushions or blankets to get your good self comfy. I guarantee this posture will restore your energy reserves in no time.

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Comfort on the go is a weekly feature with the sole purpose of encouraging you to collect your own favorite well being tools that you can easily use in times of high stress or high exhaustion. This weeks healthy living tool is no exception and I just know once you try it you will absolutely fall in love with it.

In fact in all the years I’ve been doing yoga classes I often see participants just stay in this pose for the entire class. That’s one great thing about yoga it never teaches you to extend and push the body if it doesn’t want too. Sometimes all the body needs is to restore itself. I must say it’s a very common site at yoga classes this time of the year with Christmas approaching.

Children particularly love this one and will easily copy you. I think it may have something to do with them being allowed to put their legs up the wall.

I encourage you to try “legs up wall” and notice even after a short 5 - 10 minutes how much more refreshed your sacrum, legs and energy levels are.

Getting into the posture:

  • Lay on your side, on the floor with your buttocks against the wall.
  • Roll over onto your sacrum swinging the legs up the wall.
  • Place your hands on your belly and breath into your tummy for at least five breaths.
  • Let your arms rest beside you and relax for at least 10 minutes, 20 minutes is better.

It’s important to feel comfortable so use blankets or cushions under your head, back or sacrum. If you are anything like me and have tight hamstrings you can either come away from the wall a little or use a chair instead. Eye bags if you have them are some how magically soothing in this pose.

Thanks for reading my article.

Peace, love and restful energy to you all, Carole.

 

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